Viruses have evolved a lot since the early days of computing. Many are adept at hiding on your system without notice. Some can even disable your security software.
Getting rid of these viruses is very difficult. In some cases, you have to wipe your computer. No one wants to do that.
Microsoft has released a new solution called Windows Defender Offline. This creates an antivirus rescue disc. You can boot from it instead of your hard drive.
This keeps viruses from activating and thwarting your efforts. You can then clean your computer without interference. It’s a great security tool to keep on hand.
System: Windows XP, Vista, 7