- Microsoft Windows Defender Offline
Offline antivirus scanner from Microsoft.
Sometimes, malicious and other potentially unwanted software, including rootkits, try to install themselves on your PC. This can happen when you connect to the Internet or install some programs from a CD, DVD, or other media. Once on your PC, this software might run immediately, or it might run at unexpected times. Windows Defender Offline can help remove such hard to find malicious and potentially unwanted programs using definitions that recognize threats. Definitions are files that provide an encyclopedia of potential software threats. Because new threats appear daily, it's important to always have the most up-to-date definitions installed in Windows Defender Offline. Armed with definition files, Windows Defender Offline can detect malicious and potentially unwanted software, and then notify you of the risks.
- Bitdefender Antivirus Rescue CD
How to create a Bitdefender Rescue CD
- List of Bootable Antivirus Rescue CD's for Offline AV Scanning
A rescue CD is an additional tool provided by most antivirus companies to assist in removing difficult-to-remove malware without booting in to Windows.
A rescue CD is an additional tool provided by most antivirus companies to assist in removing difficult-to-remove malware without booting in to Windows. This is especially useful when the computer is so badly infected that Windows couldn’t be booted up, or is crawling really slowly and you can hardly run any diagnostic tools inside Windows to investigate and clean the virus.
While many of the products listed here are free it is important to note that the license conditions may not allow the use of some of these products outside of the home.
This means that if you are a business or enterprise then you are violating the license agreement if you install or use them in a business environment. This is true even if you use the product and then uninstall it.
Please take note of any license conditions for each product you look at.