Originally posted by oldstinkyfish
What distro can scan for spyware and viruses etc, and chkdsk etc?
nothing can scan for most spyware unless you are in safemode or windows is up and running as the registry is not fully accessable until the OS is up, thus the large portion of the problem with viruses and spyware type programs in windows.
a light live cd is INSERT, but a lot of people, myself included, really like the Knoppix live CD.
if the computer has 1G of ram you can install knoppix to a ramdisk and have access to the CDRom as well as having knoppix run faster. but with the knoppix live CD you have f-prot with a nice little GUI to scan your entire system with. in INSERT you have a GUI for ClamAV so it is a matter of preferance.
INSERT is ONLY a cleaning type or recovery type setup thus its much smaller size at around 50M vs 700M for Knoppix.