Bootable malware CD?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by TheMozart, Oct 14, 2011.

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  1. TheMozart

    TheMozart Former Poster

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    What's the best and most recommended Bootable malware CD?
     
  2. jmonge

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    Kav Antivirus Rescue Disk;)
     
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    For all round functionality UBCD4Win.
     
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    Sardu is the best it combines all of them together

    for me i like Kaspersky rescue disk ps it take really really long time to complete full scan
     
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    Antivirus Rescue CDs
    Avira Rescue System (http://dlpro.antivir.com/package/rescue_system/common/en/rescue_system-common-en.iso)
    Dr Web Live CD (http://www.freedrweb.com/livecd)
    F-Secure Rescue CD (http://www.f-secure.com/en_EMEA-Labs/security-threats/tools/rescue-cd/)
    Kaspersky Rescue 10 (http://devbuilds.kaspersky-labs.com/devbuilds/RescueDisk10/)
    Panda Safe CD (http://www.pandasecurity.com/resources/tools/SafeCD.iso)
    AVG Rescue CD (http://www.avg.com/us-en/avg-rescue-cd)
    eScan (hhttp://update1.mwti.net/download/tools/escanrd.iso)
    G Data BootCD (https://www.gdatasoftware.com/support/main-subjects/upgrade-service/download.html)
    VBA Rescue (http://www.anti-virus.by/en/vba32rescue.shtml)
    BitDefender Rescue CD (http://download.bitdefender.com/rescue_cd/)
    PC Tools' Alternative Operating System Scanner (http://www.pctools.com/aoss/)
    Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper (http://connect.microsoft.com/systemsweeper)

    Malware Removal Toolkits
    Hiren's bootcd (http://www.hiren.info/pages/bootcd)
    OTLPE (http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=216844)
    UBCD4Win PE (http://www.ubcd4win.com/)
    Winbuild PE discs (http://reboot.pro/forum/22/)
    Ubuntu Malware Removal Toolkit (http://sourceforge.net/projects/ubuntu-mrt/)

    Many antivirus/antimalware tools run from the Windows PE disks, e.g. Dr Web, SAS portable, etc, as do most other diagnostic and fixing tools. Even Autoruns works.

    Like others, I use Sardu to combine many of these together - fantastic program, and will save some CDs :)

    One advantage of Dr Web is that it comes bundled with a web browser - which is quite considerate considering scans can easily take 12-26 hours!
     
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  8. RJK3

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    The definitions need updating when you run the rescue CDs. The programs themselves aren't usually updated that frequently.
     
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    Thanks everyone :thumb: :)
     
  12. JerryM

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    I downloaded the Shardana Antivirus Rescue Disk Utility. Now what do I do? I assume I load it to a CD.
    Thanks,
    Jerry
     
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    The reason I recommend UBCD4Win is for it's overall functionality.Not only can you run malware scans but you can back up files,image the drive or fix the registry too.
     
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    Yes, and sometimes it's easier and quicker to remove malware manually using UBCD4Win with a file manager like Windows Commander. Most of the fake AVs load from a limited number of locations, so it's often easy to find and delete them and instead of waiting for scanner to look at the whole disk.
     
  15. JerryM

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    Does a rescue disk have to match your AV. I am using Norton, but would an Avira or Kaspersky rescue disk work?
    Thanks, Jerry
     
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    Hey Jerry,
    nope the av rescue disc doesnt need to be the same as your installed av. bootable rescue cds allow you to scan with an engine of another vendor without having to install anything.

    I sometimes use bootable rescue discs to check for false positives of different engines.

    btw for everyone I would like to point out that to use the norton and eset bootable discs you will need a license for the respective products to use them.
     
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    both of them have the option to update the virus signatures online (network support)
     
  18. JerryM

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    Thanks, Lodore, I appreciate the information.
    Good to see you.:)
    Jerry
     
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    Unetbootin should work for all the antivirus rescue ISOs listed above (other than the MS standalone sweeper IIRC).
     
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    Even more products than I thought, thanks.

    Thread title should be corrected, unless you want malware on a CD.
     
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    Nice you added my suggestion to the 3.5. Rescue media: section of ako's List. :cool:
     
  23. lodore

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    The bitdefender rescue disc seems good i just hope they update to a newer version of ubuntu soon since karmic isnt getting any more updates.
     
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