Antivirus boot disc / bootable usb
Posted on 2007-09-29
I'm looking for some kind of antivirus solution where I can scan a computer's hard drives for viruses (and spyware, but maybe that's asking for too much), without having to actually install antivirus software on the machine.
I'm thinking a boot disk with antivirus software on it... maybe a small bootable linux with a linux based AV program on it... it'd be preferable if I didn't even need windows running to do it.
Surely norton or mcafee or avg or something has already implemented this? I can't seem to find a thing on it.
Now I know antivirus definitions are changing on almost a daily basis... I thought maybe instead of a bootable CD or disk, a bootable USB drive might be the way to go, or maybe does something exist where you can specify the location of the antivirus definitions elsewhere other than the boot disc?
Does anyone know anything out there that does this? Free or pay is no big deal, I'm sure I'll need to pay some money for some quality software! ;)