A lot of top antivirus providers provide a free bootable recovery disk that can be used to clean your computer following an infection. They are essentially find out Linux-based programs designed to clean an infected PC that won’t start up or can’t be scan with a standard antivirus software program running in Windows. For convenience, I recommend the Kaspersky disk (though it won’t work with some Dell systems).
You can also get similar features on the Avira or ESET rescue disks, which have an interface with a graphic design, but require an USB or CD device to boot. Both of these options will search for and decipher any malware on your computer. However the virus definitions may not be updated as frequently as the Linux-based Rescue Disks.
The Trend Micro rescue disk is another option and one of the smallest of this list at just 70MB. It doesn’t come with a graphic user interface, but it operates quickly and offers several options for customization. These include the capability to mount and scan specific volumes, files, and even individual folders.
Finally, you can get an effective virus scan using the Comodo rescue disk even though it’s not as flexible as the flexibility of the Linux-based options above. It’s a highly effective tool to detect and eliminate the types of viruses that hide in Windows files, and thereby preventing detection by the standard antivirus software. You can choose to use either a text-only or full-graphic interface. You can also conduct a smart scan or a custom scan.