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Is any boot up anti virus software(s) that can burn on CD. Everytimes scan hard disk before booting up window system?
Also, is anti spyware software can do the same matter?
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Hi fsze88,

The Ultimate Boot CD for Windows (http://www.ubcd4win.com/) includes a number of AV and anti-spyware programs you can run from a bootable CD.
(Click on the list of tools link on that web page)

However, the problem you face with a CD is that you need to keep updating the definition files frequently, so you have to burn a new CD each time. This becomes impractical to do on a regular basis.

On balance you're probably better off with the programs residing on your C: drive. But the UBCDwin is still very very useful for special cases.
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Oh!!!

Thanks thanks and thanks, you help me so much
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You are very welcome, glad to help :)

However, this may not be a complete answer, because I notice you wanted something that "Everytime scans hard disk before booting up". As far as I know, that is not possible from a CD. But you can certainly arrange to have the system run an AV and anti-spyware scan automatically on each reboot - from the C: drive.

The problem with this is that the user may get annoyed having to wait several minutes after each reboot. The better (or at least more common) approach is to schedule a scan during the night after midnight, assuming the machine is to be left on at night.
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never mind, ever spend several minutes on booting window system.
stable is very important for me, that's is my purpose.
I will startup every stuff machine half an hour before they are arrival.
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Thanks!

Sorry I was very busy last couple of days, but I meant to post that with most AV programs you can schedule them to start automatically each time you restart the system (from the C: drive). That might come close to meeting your requirements.

Good luck.


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