Most malware doesn't intentionally set out to damage your PC, that's bad for business - the authors want their creations to stay hidden, so your system remains infected for as long as possible. But whether it's through programming bugs, partial clashes with antivirus software or other reasons, a serious infection can sometimes trash your PC to the point where Windows will no longer boot. And what do you do then?

The new Norton Bootable Recovery Tool Wizard could be the answer to your problems. Download this via another system, and it'll quickly create a CD, DVD or USB flash drive containing stand-alone Norton antivirus tools. Boot your stricken PC from this, and it'll scan for infections, attempt to remove them, repair any damage, and your system could be back in working order in just a few minutes.

The Bootable Recovery Tool will be a component in Norton Internet Security, so you'll need a product key from your Norton product before you can use it.

Verdict

An excellent boot disc creator and disaster recovery tool.