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Best boot CD for viruses?  I heard there is an AVG one - is it the best ?

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I keep BitDefender, AVG, Kapersky, F-Rescue, Avira on hand for my users just in case.
However I have found the stanalone program Stinger from McAfee works just fine.  No installation is necessary (Important when a trojan or virus is presetnt) and they update it frequently.
Download and read about it at:
http://www.mcafee.com/us/downloads/free-tools/how-to-use-stinger.aspx
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Like previously noted a lot depends on your situation.  I like 2 particularly UBCD4Win and SARDU created boot device.  UBCD4Win includes a slew of utilities as well as all the scanners you would want.  SARDU lets you create a boot device (CD/DVD/USB) easily which includes everything under the sun.

There are also easily downloadable images you can use.  They all work slightly differently.

UBCD4Win: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Storage/Misc/A_2343-Creating-a-bootable-CD-USB.html
SARDU: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Storage/Misc/A_3038-Boot-Disks-UBCD-UBCD4Win-and-SARDU.html

List of boot images: http://www.techmixer.com/free-bootable-antivirus-rescue-cds-download-list/

I think F-Secure is one of the best standalone images, but once you create a SARDU bootdisk (which includes UBCD4Win) you won't go back!
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The best boot cd for virus/spyware removal? That is pretty subjective but I like the Ultimate Boot CD 4 Windows for when the system is truly having issues just functioning. http://www.ubcd4win.com/faq.htm 

For applications that I like to run I prefer Super Antispyware, Malware Bytes and combofix.
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I don't know what's the best but I have been using  Avira AntiVir Rescue System lately with good results.
http://www.avira.com/en/support-download-avira-antivir-rescue-system 
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There was a virus issue in my laptop from long time, due to which I was getting Blue screen errors. I tried all AV's but nothing fixed my issue. Finally, I found a tool Trojan remover. Which cleared the virus. It is the paid one but this helped on of expert exchange user to fix his issue.

http://www.simplysup.com/tremover/download.html

http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Windows/XP/Q_26783343.html
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If you are looking for paid bootdisks/utilities there are a ton of them.  I've had excellent results with Spotmau products.  But I have found the free utilities suggested here on ee are usually better.  For instance CCleaner, by Piriform, Combofix, MalwareBytes are all excellent (and included on UBCD4Win).
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Kaspersky Rescue Disk is designed to scan and disinfect x86 and x64-compatible computers that have been infected. The application should be used when the infection is so severe that it is impossible to disinfect the computer using anti-virus applications or malware removal utilities (such as Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool) running under the operating system.

In this case, disinfection is more efficient because malware programs do not gain control when the operating system is being loaded. In the emergency repair mode, you can only start objects scan tasks, update databases roll back updates and view statistics.

This is what I use. Get it here - http://rescuedisk.kaspersky-labs.com/rescuedisk/updatable/
Can work on a USB drive too!
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Great boot CD Is www.nu2.nu (windows PE Enviro) (you can add AV tool to it) also sophos.com has a great Virus scanning CD.  (You might have to be a customer)
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Will report back, thanks everyone.
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@pankusareeen - I already listed Dr. Web
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@Soulflare3: sorry by mistake i post it actually i want to post (Avast rescue cd)
http://dl.antivir.de/down/vdf/rescuecd/rescuecd.exe
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Thanks everyone for all the links
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Waw what a list.  Thanks everyone.
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