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VIRUS antivirus bootable CD

by satish_997 / May 7, 2008 4:30 PM PDT

My friend was surfing the net today and clicked on a site that looked totally legit. Unfortunately, it wasn't. As soon as he clicked on it, he saw some message saying something about being over 18 and a download bar started going. He tried to close out as fast as he could. It wasn't fast enough; his computer turned off, and now will not boot all the way. I don't believe he can even boot into safe mode. What would you suggest he try?

I heard something about an anti-virus boot cd. Has anyone heard of that? Is it a good way to go? I couldn't find an option to create one with McAfee which I have or the freeware software Avast, Spybot, and Ad-Aware. Avast had one to buy, but it was a hundred bucks for the cheapest option. Ultimate Boot CD, however, claims to be able to bootable from for Windows and has a whole bunch of utilities including the Anti-Virus/Malware Tools F-Prot Antivirus for DOS, McAfee Antivirus Scanner, and Bughunter. Here's it's url:


Do you guys think this would be a good way to go? Any suggestions would be awesome! Happy Thanks!

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by satish_997 / May 7, 2008 4:31 PM PDT

oh yeah, he has XP. I'm not sure whether it's Media Center Edition, Home, Pro, or what.

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by Donna Buenaventura / May 7, 2008 4:46 PM PDT

The UBCD contains antispyware and antivirus:
a-squared, ad-aware, avg antispyware, cwshredder, avg free, avast! tool, mcafee stinger and many others:

Whether it is the way to go? Yes, if he cannot boot to his system and do not have a backup to restore and/or do not have other way to boot to Windows.
The purpose of UBCD is to allow user to boot the system (diagnostic) to scan or run certain program that is included in UBCD or use it to recover or restoring.

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Thank you!!!
by satish_997 / May 8, 2008 1:56 AM PDT
In reply to: Yes

That's what I thought, but it's always good to get a second opinion.


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(NT) You're welcome :)
by Donna Buenaventura / May 8, 2008 4:25 AM PDT
In reply to: Thank you!!!
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