Antivirus Rescue CD's - Scan Speed Tests

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  1. TheKid7

    TheKid7 Registered Member

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    This Test of Antivirus Rescue Disks was only to determine relative speed of scan and relative time for Malware Signature updates. Default Scan Settings were used with the exception of deselecting from the scan my non-System hard drive partition. The Panda Safe CD was changed from "Scan and Disinfect" to "Scan". Only the System Partition was scanned. I deleted all but the most recent Windows XP Restore Point and Sun Java Cache to cut down on scan time.

    Test PC: Vintage: 01/2003 PC (AMD Athlon XP 266 MHz FSB CPU, 2 X 512 MB DDR 333 Memory, WD 160 GB ATA 100 HD, Windows XP Pro SP3 32 bit…..)

    AVG Rescue CD:
    Update: 1 minute (I had to go into Network Settings and select the other motherboard NIC for the update to work.)
    Scan: 15 minutes – Failed to complete. (The scan appeared to have failed on both of two attempts. An error was reported with no details of the error and the scan stopped at ~15 minutes. It seems to be “buggy”.)

    AVIRA Rescue CD:
    Update: (Failed to update: But on other PC’s it took ~< 3 minutes)(I was using the second NIC of a dual NIC Motherboard.)
    Scan: 25 minutes

    BitDefender Rescue CD:
    Update: 1 minute
    Scan: 37 minutes

    DrWeb Rescue CD:
    Update: Failed to update.
    Scan: Aborted because the scan was taking too long.

    GData Rescue CD:
    Update: 5 minutes
    Scan: 41 minutes

    Kaspersky Rescue CD:
    Update: 13 minutes
    Scan: 38 minutes

    Panda Safe CD:
    Update: 1 minute
    Scan: 18 minutes (I am not sure if the scan completed. I could not see any log and was unable to get back to the log screen. It seems to be “buggy”.)
     
  2. gambla

    gambla Registered Member

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    Does time really matter ? I hope i'll never need them but if i need to use my AV-rescue-cds in case of a virus or a boot failure, then i wouldn't care how long it takes.
     
  3. Noob

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    Good test :D
     
  4. aigle

    aigle Registered Member

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    Wish so see how morton does!
     
  5. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

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    I would use G-Data, because it has the highest detection rate and two good engines (Avast + BitDefender).
     
  6. PJC

    PJC Very Frequent Poster

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    -In terms of Scan Speed, AVIRA Rescue CD is the Fastest.

    -In terms of Detection Rate, AVIRA Rescue CD offers one the Highest.

    I've been using the AVIRA Rescue CD during the last years,
    and it has earned a place inside my Malware Removal Tool-box. :thumb:
     
  7. steve1955

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    no one ever slave infected drives nowadays?
     
  8. PJC

    PJC Very Frequent Poster

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    Clean an Infected Hard Drive as a Slave in another PC has been ideal...
    However, AV Rescue CDs remain a valuable Tool.
     
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