3 Freeware to Remove Virus Without Installing Antivirus Protection Program

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Here is a simple (simple for professional) tutorial on how to remove virus, Trojan, and worm without installing an antivirus software onto Microsoft Windows. These simple software are known as bootable antivirus because they are useful when your system is not bootable.

How to Use these Tools

First, you’ll need another computer to download the free software, once you are done, install it onto a USB thumbdrive. Make sure your desktop or laptop is set to first boot via USB and not the hard disk. Restart your computer and let the software perform the magic. Alternatively, you can boot via F8 into safe mode to run the portable antivirus.

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

3 Freeware to Remove Virus Without Installing Antivirus Protection Program

01 – Norton™ Bootable Recovery Tool & Power Eraser

Sometimes computers become so infected with threats that are deeply buried in the computer’s operating system that special tools are required to remove them. That’s where Norton Rescue Tools can help. Norton Bootable Recovery Tool and Norton Power Eraser are designed to target and eliminate these hard-to-remove threats and unique types of crimeware.

02 – Kaspersky Rescue Disk

Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10 is designed to scan, disinfect and restore infected operating systems. It should be used when it is impossible to boot the operating system.

03 – Hiren’s BootCD 15

This bootable DVD disk comes with many software and security software is one of them. It comes loaded with Avira AntiVir Personal, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, Remove Fake Antivirus, RootkitRevealer, Spybot – Search & Destroy, ClamWin Free Antivirus and more.

Bootable vs Portable Antivirus

Having said that, if your system is bootable but badly infected, you will love these 7 free portable antivirus. Unlike bootable antivirus, these portable antivirus does not create a bootable USB flash drive, it is meant for system that is infected yet bootable. Some people do use it for second opinions.

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37 comments on “3 Freeware to Remove Virus Without Installing Antivirus Protection Program

  1. alok
    alok September 8, 2009 at 6:18 pm - Reply

    How Can You Remove Virus Without Using Antivirus Protection Program?

    • Tutorial
      Tutorial April 11, 2013 at 4:12 pm - Reply

      I’ll show you my process for removing a virus without using an antivirus scanner

  2. PANKAJ
    PANKAJ December 30, 2009 at 7:05 pm - Reply

    How Can WE Remove Virus Without Using Antivirus Protection Program?

    • Wikipedia
      Wikipedia April 7, 2013 at 9:57 pm - Reply

      One of the ways a virus can infect your PC is via USB / Flash drive.

  3. Urmi
    Urmi January 28, 2010 at 2:31 pm - Reply

    hello .
    really it is very good video to remove virus… thanks a lot.. for this nice video and trick to remove virus….

    • shaker
      shaker March 9, 2011 at 4:02 pm - Reply

      How can I delete virus without anti virus

  4. gaurav
    gaurav February 14, 2010 at 10:20 pm - Reply

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  5. sirajkhan
    sirajkhan March 1, 2010 at 4:09 pm - Reply

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    How Can You Remove Virus Without Using Antivirus Protection Program?
    so my system Virus is there how can you remove virus without antivirus explain the step by step just only virus remove the not a system file.

    • sushil
      sushil March 5, 2011 at 2:20 pm - Reply

      attrib /s /d /h *.*

  6. jesse
    jesse March 21, 2010 at 1:44 am - Reply

    ummmmmmm i really don’t get the way to delete a virus without using a antivirus software

  7. Thabo
    Thabo April 8, 2010 at 1:50 pm - Reply

    how to remove a virus without antivirus program?

  8. farhan ahmad
    farhan ahmad June 5, 2010 at 10:58 am - Reply

    how can remove virus without using any antivirus.

    • tutorial
      tutorial April 7, 2013 at 9:57 pm - Reply

      How to delete virus w/o using any antivirus programs !!

      • Jimmy
        Jimmy April 11, 2013 at 4:11 pm - Reply

        How do you remove virus in computer without using anti virus scan?

  9. brajesh
    brajesh July 4, 2010 at 7:33 pm - Reply

    how to remove virus without using anti virus

  10. Ashish Patiyal
    Ashish Patiyal July 22, 2010 at 4:12 pm - Reply

    thanks for this video. i got full satisfaction for this video.

  11. Vinod Kumar
    Vinod Kumar August 19, 2010 at 9:38 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the video and it’s awesome. I’m finding difficult in removing autorun.inf but now I deleted all these type of file. It’s awesome.

  12. KingSmoke
    KingSmoke September 3, 2010 at 11:42 pm - Reply

    HEY NICE VIDEO THX ALOT FOR IT BIG PROPS I ALWAYS WONDERED HOW TO DO IT I HATE ANTIVIRUS SLOWS DOWN EVERYTHING SO THX AGAIN

  13. Faruk Mansur
    Faruk Mansur September 18, 2010 at 8:49 pm - Reply

    hi pls. i tried this video but when i try to cmd it display that it is not recognized internal or external command. pls anybody help out
    thanxs

  14. Vivek
    Vivek November 12, 2010 at 10:41 am - Reply

    My virus file contains Autorun.inf in which there is a mysterious file named zhengbo. which is surely a virus folder. Its already empty, but while trying to del it, the sys says cannot read from source file….
    cmd unresponsive, can’t find the zhengbo file. This is why, the renamed autorun didn’t get deleted . What can be done??

  15. sujan gurung
    sujan gurung November 17, 2010 at 4:19 pm - Reply

    my computer is very slow by the virus?how can i remove it????

    • help me
      help me April 7, 2013 at 9:58 pm - Reply

      Virus is a computer program that can copy itself and infect computers.

      • Queen
        Queen April 11, 2013 at 4:12 pm - Reply

        There are no antivirus solutions that could offer infallible safeguard against all

  16. brijesh kumar
    brijesh kumar November 18, 2010 at 2:11 pm - Reply

    sir

    i am interested to know about the how can control SLUXNET virus from PLC based control system.

    brijesh kumar

  17. karthi
    karthi November 21, 2010 at 10:00 pm - Reply

    how to remove virus with out using antivirus

  18. james momorie
    james momorie December 28, 2010 at 9:28 pm - Reply

    I WANT TO HAVE TO KNOW THE LATEST UPDATE ABOUT HOW TO DELETE VIRUS FROM DOS COMMANDD

  19. JAMES MOMORIE
    JAMES MOMORIE January 27, 2011 at 4:18 pm - Reply

    My virus file contains Autorun.inf in which there is a mysterious file named zhengbo. which is surely a virus folder. Its already empty, but while trying to del it, the sys says cannot read from source file….
    cmd unresponsive, can’t find the zhengbo file. This is why, the renamed autorun didn’t get deleted . What can be done??

  20. Dr.karimulla
    Dr.karimulla March 23, 2011 at 10:14 pm - Reply

    How to remove virus without antivirus…………..? plz send my mail…sam tips……….

  21. Dr.karimulla
    Dr.karimulla March 23, 2011 at 10:28 pm - Reply

    how to remove virus without antivirus……..? Plz send sam tips…my mail…….thanq

    • Yahoo
      Yahoo April 7, 2013 at 9:58 pm - Reply

      you’ve been unable to remove any suspected software packages through Control Panel

  22. gustavo
    gustavo April 12, 2011 at 9:40 am - Reply

    man I am trying to do your advise but there is a simbol like arab
    , and I can’t delet this

  23. akshay
    akshay July 26, 2012 at 1:55 am - Reply

    you can also fine virus .exe with the cmd prompt by “sfc /scannow” command in elevated mode

  24. samuel bogale
    samuel bogale November 26, 2012 at 8:35 pm - Reply

    how i remove virus from my laptop without anti-virus?

    • Geckoandfly
      Geckoandfly November 26, 2012 at 9:41 pm - Reply

      Hi Samuel, you cant… well, you can actually if you’re an expert in computer. But for the average user like us, you’ll need an antivirus. Try the free standalone antivirus McAfee Stinger. Search for it via Google.

      • India
        India April 7, 2013 at 9:58 pm - Reply

        If they are technical, they might try to remove virus themselves only to make it worse

        • Jimmy
          Jimmy April 11, 2013 at 4:12 pm - Reply

          How do I run an anti-virus scan if I can’t boot?

  25. RAHUL
    RAHUL February 28, 2013 at 3:47 pm - Reply

    how i rmv virus from my pc without using antivirus……..

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