Note: I am reposting my response to this query sent to my personal
account to publicize this issue.
> Hello there,
> I downloaded the latest version of your BootCD (excellent job btw)
> and then extracted it. As i was extracting it, Norton Antivirus found
> a virus in the file and deleted it. The file that was repaired was
> the following: UltimateBootCD\ubcd32-basic\dosapps\wipecm. The virus
> that was found is called Hacktool.
> Your ultimate boot CD is a powerful tool and very helpful. But next
> time, clean it from viruses before uploading it to your website for
> Best Regards, Ilias Patronicolaou
This is a false alarm that was introduced in V3.0 (WIPECMOS doesn't
actually contain a virus). It was supposed to be fixed in V3.1 (via EXE
cloaking), but I accidentally left the original COM file in the CD. This
is definitely fixed in V3.2. Take a look at:
for more information.
Now, why are people still reporting that V3.2 triggers a virus alert,
even when I have rechecked the ISO many times to confirm that it does
not contain WIPECMOS.COM?
I suspect people might be extracting the files in the V3.2 ISO into an
existing V3.0 or V3.1 directory. If you download the original ISO and
view using WinISO or equivalent utility, you can be sure the file
WIPECMOS.COM is not even there!