which is the best AV bootable ?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by fox EYE, Jul 30, 2005.

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  1. fox EYE

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    which is the best bootable AV ?

    and the download link
     
  2. RejZoR

    RejZoR Registered Member

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    Well the only bootable AV i know about is avast! (under Windows 2000/XP).
    Another one is McAfee which can be used on BartPE.
    But thats pretty much it.
     
  3. fire EYE

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    id like to have AV cd boot to clean my hardisk in dos
     
  4. fox EYE

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    thank you :)
    avast! BART CD
    http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_bart_cd.html







    is there any idea ?
     
  5. fox EYE

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    dose bootable AV cleaning is better than clean virus in safe mode ?
     
  6. dan_maran

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    GData AVK Professional has the option to build a bootable linux based antivirus disc.
     
  7. Ned Slider

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    The main problem with any bootable AV disk is that unless they're based on the Windows Preinstallation Environment (such as Bart PE or Avast boot CD), they don't do a very good job of writing to NTFS volumes - something that's essential if they are to be able to actually clean any infections.

    To be honest, unless the machine won't boot, safe mode normally surfices in most circumstances.

    The Bart PE disk with McAfee is probably the best option, and the Bart gui frontend for McAfee is particularly nice for those who aren't confortable using the command line :)

    Tip - the Bart McAfee gui also works on a normal windows/sdat installation ;)

    Ned
     
  8. Niels

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    That LinuxDefender made by BitDefender is a bootable knoppix linux that have preinstalled BitDefender av.

    Also there is a icon to install NTFS write drivers.

    However i had a roblem updating this tool. They give you command but it just not working for me.....

    Anybody had that expirience with it?
     
  10. feverfive

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    Not to sound so casual, but if I can't successfully scan & remove in Safe mode, I'll opt for a reformat & reinstall (unless I'm comfortable my backup image is clean, assuming that, just a image restore).
     
  11. Niels

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    You should install those ntfs drivers. During the installation you will receive 2 messages wich you should accept by pressing the ok button. when you got a harddisk with 3 partitions you must scan every partition seperaly: /mnt/hda1 and so on till /mnt/hda3
    If you got a second harddrive with 2 partitions : /mnt/hdb1 and /mnt/hdb2
    SCSI harddisk:
    /mnt/sda1
    /mnt/sda2

    You should scan the ntfspartition twice.
     
  12. Ned Slider

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    I would only recommend using the NTFS write drives as a last resort. A Windows PE based boot disk has native NTFS support and is a far safer option.

    Ned
     
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