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- How to make a bootable CD ROM for virus removal


In order to make a bootable CD ROM for virus removal, you will need the following:

  1. A computer that has CD or DVD Writer ( also called a burner), and is not infected.

  2. A blank unused CD or DVD

  3. An internet connection, preferable ADSL or better.

  4. The following instructions:

Instructions for making a bootable CD or DVD ROM with virus removal capabilities:

In order to make a bootable bootable CD ROM f for virus removal,  you will need to do the following steps:

  1. Download your choice of bootable antivirus software (links below) 

  2. Use your favorite CD burning software to "burn" the image, or if you like download DeepBurn and use it



Go to One of the following websites and download their CD ROM image (called an .iso)

Make sure you remember where it is save/downloaded.

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Start your CD ROM Burning software, and select  .iso image as your burning option, search for the file you downloaded from the above step and burn it.

One the burning process is complete wow we get to the....


Turn on the infected computer and insert the CD ROM into the CD ROM/ DVD ROM drive and close it.

Now reboot the infected computer and either go to the BIOS and change the boot order so that the CD ROM/ DVD ROM is the first boot device, or some newer computers and laptops/notebooks/netbooks have special key to press to display the Boot Prioity (eg ACER computers, and GIGABYTE motherboards use the [F10] key, ASROCK motherboards use the [F11] key.

The computer will start and it should display a message such as " Please press and key to boot from CD ROM or DVD ROM

So press any key - say the space bar, and the software will start and you can now can and remove the virus.

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