7 Free Bootable CD and USB DOS Antivirus for Microsoft Windows XP and 7

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Update: Here is a complete list of Bootable USB and CD rescue software for Microsoft Windows XP, 7 and 8. I recommend Kaspersky and Norton based on user’s review. It is a good idea to clone your entire disk before performing the rescue. Here are the top 7 bootable antivirus:

Recommended Reading: 7 Freeware to Fix Unbootable Microsoft Windows XP, 7 and 8 – Remove Boot Virus from Startup

Free CD and USB Bootable DOS Antivirus for Unbootable Windows XP and 7

You can’t boot into Windows because of a Virus, Trojan, Spyware or Malware? The catch is, how do you remove the virus without formatting your computer because of all the important files in your C drive? Yesterday I received a comment from a reader in one of my previous post and it says:

Hello! I guess I have downloaded the virus version because since I have download it I cannot turn my computer on anymore, it keeps telling me that there is a problem with a new software and that I should put my windows disc in and repair my computer. Does someone know what to do? Thanks!

How does one go about fixing, repairing and rescue unbootable windows without formatting? In situation like this, one can enter ‘safe mode’ during the loading of windows and remove the virus or trojan, however, there is a small percentage where the virus has infected all the important windows files required for a successful loading of ‘safe mode’, thus causing windows to restarting every time you load ‘safe mode’, to resolve this unbootable problem, you’ll need a bootable DOS Anti Virus.

Hiren’s All in one Dos Bootable CD which has all the required utilities and one of them is McAfee Antivirus 4.4.50 (2909) a virus scanner with ntfs support and easy to use menu.

Free CD and USB Bootable DOS Antivirus for Unbootable Windows XP and 7

Free CD and USB Bootable DOS Antivirus for Unbootable Windows XP and 7

What is Hiren’s BootCD?

Hiren’s Boot CD is a boot CD containing many diagnostic softwares such as partitioning agents, system performance benchmarks, disk cloning and imaging tools, data recovery tools, MBR tools, BIOS tools, and many others for fixing various computer issues. It is a Bootable CD; therefore, it can be useful even if the primary OS such as Windows cannot be booted. Hiren’s Boot CD has an extensive list of software. Software with similar functionality on the CD are grouped together and seem redundant; however, they present choices through user interface differences.

Tutorial – How to set up Hiren’s BootCD in a USB Flash Drive. Download Hiren’s BootCD 9.6 from Rapidshare

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16 comments on “7 Free Bootable CD and USB DOS Antivirus for Microsoft Windows XP and 7

  1. beaulife
    beaulife November 17, 2008 at 11:50 pm - Reply

    I am downloading now, and I will try it out. By the way, if we run these programs from USB Flash Drive, will the viruses be able to infect the USB Flash Drive?

    • Chris Pirillo
      Chris Pirillo April 7, 2013 at 2:39 pm - Reply

      Preinstalled Environment (BartPE) bootable live windows CD/DVD. BootCD, Bart’s way to create bootable CD-Roms

      • ZamZam
        ZamZam April 11, 2013 at 3:08 pm - Reply

        Does anyone know a good resource for making a DOS boot disk?

    • Scott
      Scott April 11, 2013 at 3:10 pm - Reply

      can download F-Secure Rescue CD virus definition updates to a USB drive?

      • Wales
        Wales April 11, 2013 at 3:11 pm - Reply

        How to Use kaspersky Rescue Disk as Bootable DOS Antivirus?

  2. kevin
    kevin January 9, 2009 at 2:11 pm - Reply

    i need help with this all in one DOS thing it says cant find that HCD or something likethat

    • Gina Trapani
      Gina Trapani April 7, 2013 at 2:40 pm - Reply

      No matter why your computer can’t boot up, the first thing you should do is to get a Windows bootable disk or CD to get your computer starting.

      • Yahoo Answer
        Yahoo Answer April 11, 2013 at 3:12 pm - Reply

        How to Use Windows Boot, Repair, Rescue and Startup CDs

    • Howling
      Howling April 11, 2013 at 3:10 pm - Reply

      your computer or notebook must support booting from USB flash drives or memory cards.

  3. neeraj
    neeraj February 2, 2009 at 3:22 pm - Reply

    i am runing hiren booteble >salect>tool>eroor__no cd rom driver load.

    • Wikipedia
      Wikipedia April 11, 2013 at 3:11 pm - Reply

      ootFlashDOS is a small utility that will format and make DOS bootable your usb.

  4. Corrine Gill
    Corrine Gill August 30, 2010 at 2:10 am - Reply

    interesting. myself I have just found this cool CD for booting and repairing Windows, trying it out right now

    • Tim Fisher
      Tim Fisher April 7, 2013 at 2:39 pm - Reply

      Detailed instructions on how to make your computer boot from a CD, DVD, or BD disc.

    • Tutorial
      Tutorial April 11, 2013 at 3:12 pm - Reply

      I envisioned being able to simply copy any bootable CD or DVD … The Multipass USB Project – Uses PeToUSB, grubinst and grubfordos to boot: Trinity Rescue

  5. microsoft
    microsoft April 11, 2013 at 3:09 pm - Reply

    How to Create a Bootable Quick Heal Rescue USB Disk?

  6. Robin Parrish
    Robin Parrish April 11, 2013 at 3:09 pm - Reply

    How to make a bootable antivirus AVG RESCUE USB drive?

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