On Demand x Rescue Disk

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by d0t, Apr 28, 2011.

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  1. d0t

    d0t Registered Member

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    Hi guys,

    I wonder what´s the difference between them. I just can´t figure it out, neither find on google.

    Thanks,
    att
     
  2. m00nbl00d

    m00nbl00d Registered Member

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    On demand, means you perform a manual scan (whether by yourself or scheduled) with an antimalware application whether or not it provides real-time protection.

    Using a rescue disc only means that you're going to scan your system on-demand, but without loading the operating system itself. Useful for stealth malware, such as rootkits.
     
  3. TheKid7

    TheKid7 Registered Member

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    Here is a list of many of the Antivirus Rescue CD's:

    -http://www.sarducd.it/antivirus.html-
     
  4. J_L

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    On Demand scans while your OS and malware is running.

    Rescue Disc scans your hard drive without booting it, making your OS and malware inactive.
     
  5. m00nbl00d

    m00nbl00d Registered Member

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    But, when you run a live cd to scan for malware, aren't you also doing it on demand? ;)
     
  6. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

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    Never said you aren't.
     
  7. d0t

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    So, in other words, it´s way better than an on demand scan with O.S. running :p ?
     
  8. TheKid7

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    Typically, it is better to use a Rescue Disk, since Malware cannot fight back during the scan. Some Malware may be cleaned without the use a of Rescue Disk.

    I feel that it may be better to use a Rescue Disk first, followed up by other Malware scanners such as:

    1. Malwarebytes AntiMalware (Needs an Internet connection after installation to be updated.)
    2. SuperAntiSpyware Portable
    3. Dr.Web Cureit
    4. Hitman Pro (Needs and Internet Connection to work since it is Cloud based.)
     
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