6th February
2011
written by Nate

Hirens Boot CD LogoBoot CDs can be extremely useful.  A good multi-use boot CD can be used for a wide variety of things.  Diagnosing a PC with a hardware issue, fixing an advanced malware infestation, recovering files, and imaging a computer are all things that can be accomplished with a boot CD.  One that I have had really good success with is Hiren’s Boot CD, also called HBCD.

Some of the features I use the most from HBCD (all of which are included) are antivirus tools, tools for backup, and password reset.  The full list is quite impressive and can be found on the official HBCD website.

Next time a family member or colleague brings a computer to you that their child has managed to completely infect with malware, give the boot CD a shot.  I think you’ll find it makes the job a lot easier.

Edit (2/8/2011): The newest version of HBCD has just been released, version 13.1.  Details can be found here.

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