The Live CD and Live USB Antivirus

The Live CD and Live USB Antivirus

If you suspect a virus, the Live CD or Live USB containing start Antivirus directly from the CD (or USB) without using Windows, to scan your computer and eliminate infections. They are very useful when a PC unbootable.

This requires starting the computer from the CD by changing the boot order in the BIOS.


We will list here the various Antivirus Live CD and Live USB antivirus.


Antivirus Live CD

AntiVir Rescue System

  • Scanner his system with Antivir Tutorial here

Dr Web Live CD

  • Dr Web LiveCD will not only help to clean your machine but it will also try to duplicate the important information on removable media or on another computer, as well as to neutralize and repair infected objects.
  • Tutorial here

Kaspersky Rescue CD


Once started, this Live CD can be updated online.
  • Information and download here

Eset: NOD32

  • eset Site

Shardana Antivirus Rescue Disk Utility


This software lets you create a CD containing troubleshooting including several antivirus:
  • Download link
  • Tutorial 1
  • Tutorial 2
  • Tutorial 3

G Data Antivirus Boot

  • G DATA AntiVirus BootC Download Link

Bitdefender Rescue CD

  • Information and download here

AVG Rescue CD

  • AVG Rescue CD and download information here

F-Secure Rescue CD

  • F-Secure Rescue CD and download information here

Norton Recovry Tool

  • Norton Recovery Tool and download information here

Panda Safe CD

  • Panda Safe CD and download information here

Avast! Bart CD

  • Avast! BART CD information and download here

Windows Defender Offline

  • Windows Defender Offline replaces Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper
  • Information and download here and here

VBA Rescue

  • Information and download here

Rising Antivirus Software for Linux

  • Information and download here

PC Tools Alternate Operating System Scan

  • Information and download here

Quick Heal Native Boot Scan

  • Information and download here

Hiren's BootCD


Hiren's BootCD is a system utility as a bootable CD that includes everything you need in case of failure with their PC, be it viral, backup or data recovery, archive management , hard drive, etc.
  • official site
  • Tutorial

Ultimate boot cd


True "tool kit" to diagnose and repair pc in many situations (repair Windows, disinfect the computer, find a hardware problem, etc.).
  • Malekal site Information
  • sourceforge information

Pre_Scan

  • Tutorial TLC

Malekal Live CD

  • Malekal site

Spybot - Search & Destroy Personal Edition

  • Official website: Note that obtaining this live cd pays

Use a Live USB Antivirus


To note : Only motherboards recent can boot from a USB drive or memory card, check the manual for your computer or in the BIOS if it is feasible for your computer.

Common procedure


The majority of antivirus Live CD mentioned above, Linux environment can be transformed easily into bootable USB stick (or memory card bootable), using the small utility UNetbootin (Universal Netboot Installer).

For this, create a Linux Live USB from a Live CD read the following article.

For other cities following procedures designers software exist.

Shardana Antivirus Rescue Disk Utility


This software lets you create a CD containing troubleshooting including several antivirus:
  • Download On TLC
  • Official site
  • Tutorial 1
  • Tutorial 2
  • Tutorial 3

Ultimate boot cd


True "tool kit", Can fit on an external medium, to diagnose and repair pc in many situations (repair Windows, disinfect the computer, find a hardware problem, etc.).
  • Malekal site Information
  • sourceforge information



Some programs offer their own procedures:

Hiren's BootCD


Hiren's BootCD is a system utility as a bootable CD that includes everything you need in case of failure with their PC, be it viral, backup or data recovery, archive management , hard drive, etc.
  • official site
  • Tutorial

Norton Bootable Recovery Tool

  • Norton Bootable Recovery Tool See here.

AVG Rescue CD

  • AVG Rescue CD Guide Article "Using the RAR / ZIP to create a bootable USB device".

Kaspersky Rescue Disk

  • Information here.

Eset NOD32

  • Eset information here.

Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper

  • information here

Malekal Live CD

  • Malekal site

Avast! U3 Edition

  • avast! U3 Edition (€ 19.95).

Other useful links

  • Windows unbootable
  • Antivirus Online

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