Updating AV Rescue Disks

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  1. Adric

    Adric Registered Member

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    I currently have 4 different Rescue CDs that have been copied to a USB stick. I would like to keep the AV on the USB as current as possible. Some of the Rescue CDs will only update their the AV in memory and new definitions/updates are not written back to the USB stick. I would be interested to know what others do to keep their CDs/USB flash drives current. This is what I have found so far:

    Avira
    Online Updating after booting - Yes
    Updates Persistant - Yes
    Offline Updating - o_O

    F-Secure
    Online Updating after booting - Yes
    Updates Persistant - No
    Offline Updating - Yes (fsdbupdate9.run)

    GData
    Online Updating after booting - Yes
    Updates Persistant - No
    Offline Updating - o_O

    BitDefender
    Online Updating after booting - Yes
    Updates Persistant - No
    Offline Updating - o_O

    DrWeb
    Online Updating after booting - Yes
    Updates Persistant - No
    Offline Updating - o_O

    If anyone can add to the list please do so.

    Al
     
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  2. TheKid7

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    I would "think" that USB Flash Drive versions of Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10 and DrWeb Live CD would keep updates once you boot and update them, but I am not sure. I have never tried them out.
     
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    DrWeb Update
    Online Updating after booting - Yes
    Updates Persistant - No
    Offline Updating - Yes (update drweb_bases.dwm with squashfs)
     
  4. century

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    My Dear Adric, I am a novice in these matters. Will you please tell how I can keep the AV in my CD & update from there? I think giving my personal Email ID is not permitted here.
    I have created Avira Rescue disk on a CD. shall do the same with F-secure & can copy both in USB stick. How do I proceed from there?
     
  5. Adric

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    One easy way to do this is to use SARDU. Use that with the ISOs you want to use and SARDU will build a bootable USB flash drive for you with the AVs you selected. Format the USB flash drive with FAT32 before using it with SARDU.

    Al
     
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    Persistent updates differ too. If you run the rescue disk, update and than run again and all updates are already downloaded doesn't necessarily mean that the updates are saved to the USB device, some products save it on the host PC's hard drive.
     
  7. Adric

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    That's true. Avira is the only one that will update the USB. That was the reason for my list. the RDs that I tested did not leave any updates
    on the HDD.

    Al
     
  8. century

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    Thank you Adric - I shall try
     
  9. mantra

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    about avira , updates persitant , i did not find tracks on my hard disk

    about kaspersky i know it create a folder for the update in c

    don't know about AVG,does somebody know?

    i would like to know which av rescue disks leave files in the hard disk
     
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  10. mantra

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    i tested drweb it doesn't leave tracks
    kaspersky a folder i guess but --> kaspersky issues http://forum.kaspersky.com/lofiversion/index.php/t110903.html
     
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