Bootable Application CD

By rogue_tide ·
I'm constantly finding the need to virus/spyware scan computers, and with at least 10 computers each week cropping up with virus issues (or those damned malware pop-ups that people insist on clicking on), I'd like to find a quicker way to scan the HDD without logging onto each machine. I could simply take the HDD out, and scan it using my own computer - but crawling under desks to get the drives isn't a nice experience.

What i'm looking for, is a mix of easily updatable software, that will run from a bootable front-end.

I did have something at some point, but it was pretty buggy, and was hard to keep up to date.

It'd need to have Anti Virus, possibly Anti Spyware/Malware etc. Also, some Hardware checks, RAM, HDD checks/defragger. That sorta stuff. It'd make life 100 times easier.

Cheers in advance!

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by Dumphrey In reply to Bootable Application CD

may be what you want. I would use a cdrw to build on so you can make a new version once a week or so.
It will let you update to ramdisk for virus deffinitions etc.

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Good Stuff....

by ---TK--- In reply to UBCD4WIN

I use to use that every day :)

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No point owning a dog then barking yourself though ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Bootable Application CD

So perhaps a little stiff, enforceable, user education might prevent the habitual malware pop-ups.

If a single user has a malware pop-up infection, then THAT user should be responsible for the infection - and answerable for it also. A company-wide policy might reduce numbers of the 'click afflicted'.

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by Jacky Howe In reply to Bootable Application CD

Safe Mode to run Malware Removal tools otherwise they can't access the Registry to remove the crap.
Spybot Search & Destroy can be run as a standalone and even from a Command Prompt.
Malware Bytes has to be installed on the PC to be able to run. It is really good value and a handy utility to have installed on all PC's. It is best used in Safe Mode.
Sophos has a Command Line Scanner that will run from a CD or a USB stick. It will need to be updated regularly. I gave up on running from CD's as I seemed to be constantly replacing them. Nowdays I just use a USB Stick.
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Sorry to take so long...

by rogue_tide In reply to You really need to be in

But I went after that UBCD - works like a charm. A little slow, but get AV software scanning, take out the CD and walk off. I love it.

User education isn't really viable in a University. Even though most of the problems come from 'Staff' (IE Professors) they each lack the same thing - common sense. Plus, we get thousands of new registered computer users each year.

Thanks guys.

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I know exactly

by Jacky Howe In reply to Sorry to take so long...

how it is with Staff in an education system.

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