Kaspersky products have already built a name amongst the most powerful security systems that remove viruses, spyware, worms, and other malicious activity from your system.
Kaspersky Rescue Disk is such a product, with a twist. You can burn the image to a CD, and set it to boot from the CD when using it on an infected CD-ROM drive.
This tool is very simple to use, and it has a standard and visually-appealing interface.
You simply select the objects Kaspersky has to scan (disk boot sectors, hidden startup objects, or local hard drives), and hit the scan button.
The Rescue Disk will make a report of all malicious objects found in your system, like viruses and Trojans, but also adware and other similar software.
Any found infected files can be quarantined, disinfected, or removed.
In the Settings menu you can configure the current security level, file types, scan optimization (i.e. skip files scanned longer than a given number of seconds), archive scanning, installation packages, and others.
Updates are done on a regular basis, and notifications can be set for malware detection or modifications, obsolete databases, failed tasks, or others.
Our tests enabled the Rescue Disk to discover and remove a few spyware from our systems, but of course it took its time for a full scan.
CPU and memory are fairly used when Kaspersky Rescue Disk is active.
So, if you want an effective way to cleanup the mess left by viruses and malware, use Kaspersky Rescue Disk. It's free!