Linked by fran on Wed 20th Apr 2011 21:31 UTC
Microsoft "Microsoft has released its free Microsoft Safety Scanner. This scans for and removes malware from Windows systems without requiring prior installation. According to AV-Test's Andreas Marx, the on-demand anti-virus scanner appears to be based on the Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT), but with the addition of a complete signature database. MSRT used a mini database of widely distributed threats and is distributed monthly via the automatic update function."
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RE[2]: Needs a LiveCD Option
by umccullough on Thu 21st Apr 2011 19:38 UTC in reply to "RE: Needs a LiveCD Option"
umccullough
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2006-01-26

That's no need for a live CD. When AV finds a nasty virus, it can reboot the OS in safe mode, without loading start-up programs, services, etc.


Wow, you've obviously never encountered a truly nasty infection.

Offline scan is the most assured way to find/remove rootkits, etc.

Even then, once a machine is infected, it's often impossible to know if it's clean, you just pray that the 3 or 4 different AV programs you used found everything (often times, one will miss something that the other finds).

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