Kaspersky Rescue Disk update

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  1. Victek

    Victek Registered Member

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    There appears to be a new ISO for the Kaspersky Rescue Disk:

    http://majorgeeks.com/Kaspersky_Rescue_Disk_d6501.html

    I can't find a page on the Kaspersky site for this tool where there might be a changelog. I must say this is the best AV rescue boot disk I've used to date.
     
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    It's still using version 10. Guess with this one you won't have to download so many virus updates before it starts scanning. That's a good thing. And you're right, Kaspersky's Rescue CD is quite good. So is Avira's.

    Later...
     
  3. woomera

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    of course it updates frequently, its just definition updates which is useful if you are planning on running it offline.
     
  4. Victek

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    Do they release this every month with the latest definitions? That's helpful when you need to use it offline or on a slow connection. What I especially like about it is it has a fast scan option - boot sector and Startup locations. I was able to remove the fake FBI ransomware virus fairly quickly with it recently. Other rescue disks I've tried only have a full scan option and that's not practical in the field where there isn't the time.

    Is the Avira rescue disk a free offering and do they offer a new download with updated definitions regularly?
     
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    Yes, Kaspersky usually updates their ISO (latest Malware Signatures) about once a week. I just checked the Kaspersky Forum, and I see no mention of a new version of the Kaspersky Rescue Disk.
     
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    Avira's Rescue CD is free and they update it frequently. They switched to Ubuntu (KDE...:thumbd: ...Gnome fan here) recently as their base so now you can update the virus data base even on a wireless laptop. :thumb: . Kaspersky, on the other hand, runs Gentoo and has been able to do that for a long time. :thumb:

    Avira deletes their updated virus data base on shutdown/reboot. :thumb:
    Kaspersky doesn't delete their updated virus data base on shutdown/reboot. It's right there in a folder at C:/. In my case, the size was quite large. I manually deleted it.

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  8. Victek

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    Great - do you know if Avira Rescue CD offers a Quick Scan option? The problem I've seen with some rescue CDs is they only offer full scan which takes too long "in the field".
     
  9. JerryM

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    I thought that you did not need but one. Do you need one for every version?
    Jerry
     
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    The current "Official" version does not offer a Quick Scan option. I am not sure about the current Beta version which is based on Ubuntu.

    However, the current "Official" version has a really fast scan rate and the few times that I tried it on a few different PC's, it took between about 25 and 45 minutes to complete the Full Scan. I checked the scan speed of the current "Official" versus the Beta version and the scan speeds were about the same.
     
  11. TheKid7

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    The Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10 was updated. I had noticed that the ISO file size had increased recently.
    http://forum.kaspersky.com/index.php?showtopic=260685
     
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