AntiVirus Rescue CD's

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  1. TheKid7

    TheKid7 Registered Member

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    Does anyone have any feedback on the many Linux based Antivirus Rescue CD's?

    These are the ones that I am aware of:

    1. Kaspersky
    2. AVIRA
    3. BitDefender
    4. GDATA
    5. DrWeb
    6. FSecure

    If you were going to "try" to clean an unbootable infected PC, which one(s) would you start with? It may take a long time to use them all.

    Thanks in Advance.
     
  2. CogitoTesting

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    What I have realised they do not all work on Windows x64 bit computers.


    Peace.
     
  3. firzen771

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    personally id start with the Avira CD.
     
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    I did notice on a recent version of the Avira Rescue disk there was an update option.
     
  6. firzen771

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    actually, instead of using any of these individual rescue disc, i suggest using UBCD4Win
     
  7. CogitoTesting

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    Really could you tell more about it? Thanks.
     
  8. flyrfan111

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    As Spiral123 said, it can't be updated, they do update the file, but you have to download it before you want to use it, as the program cannot be updated from within the GUI.
     
  9. lodore

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    i would start with drweb rescue cd.
    drweb is known to be good at cleaning infected machines,it has a bultin updator and is a small download.
     
  10. Nebulus

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    I'd go with Kaspersky CD.
     
  11. andyman35

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    I second that,why settle for a single AV when UBCD4Win contains multiple AM tools (along with a whole raft of other stuff).
    It has Avira,A2,VIPRE,KasperskyVRT,SAS,MBAM,etc.
     
  12. Osaban

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    The Avira CD is good at removal, DrWeb might be a better choice at curing/repairing infected files. I used them both on a computer successfully, DrWeb was extremely slow though.
     
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