Is there any [preferably] bootable software suites that help to clean computers in one go, or are bundles of programs?

My first thought on this topic was to find Linux based live CD with required software - maybe there is some kind of distribution specialized in it?

  • Software must be designed to fix problems with Windows based computers
  • Have to be either bootable live CD or DOS tools.

What I'm looking for exactly: to have/create an USB/CD that would allow me to go from one station to another and start maintenance of computers (AV checks + preferably defragmentation of HDD, registry, MFT).

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I would believe you look no further than Hiren Boot CD. The website will inform you of all the tools you can use, which are compressed within a zip file, extracted to the PC at TEMP when used.

The tools also have a virtual window's tool, password remover, hardware testing etc. and are all in about a 1.92GB ISO file (downloaded from the site or via P2P torrent sites).

Some screenshots of the program are as follows:

Hiren Menu

In the later builds of Hiren they have refined their tools to be able to receive updates, crack Window's and add in a plethora of other tools you can use to run a system clean.

I believe this will cover everything you have requested.

  • But ain't Hiren a bit outdated? Site states last post was 2012... 2-3 years ago.
    – Gacek
    Dec 11, 2014 at 13:51
  • @Gacek Yes, the software build is outdated, but as discussed the software can be run/managed as you use it. The only items that really need to be updated are the virus databases too.
    – DankyNanky
    Dec 11, 2014 at 20:09
  • Does it take care of UKash viruses also? (except when encrypted)
    – Gacek
    Dec 11, 2014 at 20:43
  • @Gacek I cannot confirm to 100% that it does, I'd assume so. It has numerous virus scanners. On top of this you can also boot to a virtual Operating System, thus making the removal of virus' easier. You'd probably be best to see if any of the AV in the photo sport this ability; I'd assume ComboFix would.
    – DankyNanky
    Dec 11, 2014 at 20:45
  • OK. One more qeustion... I assume i can make it on bootable usb stick. Can I install/add programs to it?
    – Gacek
    Dec 11, 2014 at 20:48

you can try Antivirus Live CD, a Linux distribution target to run ClamAV from the bootable CD. You can get it on SourceForge : https://sourceforge.net/projects/antiviruslivecd/

  • Thank you. Hiren got clamav built in and updateable also.
    – Gacek
    Dec 12, 2014 at 20:59

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