Saturday, March 27, 2010

Techie PSA - AVG bootable cd/usb

If you've ever had to try to clean up somebody's very nasty, virus-y computer, sometimes it can be almost impossible to do from within the operating system.  The latest and greatest spyware blocks all the typical scanning and cleaning software like Malwarebytes, AVG Anti-Virus, SuperAntiSpyware, and Spybot Search-&-Destroy.  When dealing with some unknown malware, the go-to solution is usually a system restore -- nuke the operating system from orbit.

AVG has released a bootable cd/usb solution that might make nuking the OS unnecessary.  In my experience, free bootable A/V solutions have been pretty poor.  Hopefully this one will work better.

(via lifehacker)

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