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What's the best software I can get (hopefully free) that I can boot from to check for viruses?
    
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I used a Boot CD from G-Data last week and it worked fine. It does what it says on the tin, scans for viruses on boot, don't expect any more than that.

Avast! make a very good paid edition called BART CD if you're willing to pay for it: avast! BART CD.
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Avira Rescue System.

Out of the free options it's the best, Norton has an option if you have a key; and it's also really good. Though only free if you have Norton License.

Avast's BART CD is the best option out there; but costs $150 a license.
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Great, thanks for all the suggestions!
    
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I love UBCD4Win because you can include lots of different programs. You can use superantispyware, malwarebytes, avira, avast, a-squared, etc. But if you want simplicity, go for the Avira CD.
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