which is the more safe av rescue cd ?

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  1. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    Hi

    which av rescue cd do you use?

    i don't want to talk about the best antivirus and make compare between antivirus companies


    but i would like to talk about rescue cd linux based or windows based

    there are many companies that release their cd rescue

    the issue could be caused by the type of cd rescue
    for example using google i found http://forum.kaspersky.com/lofiversion/index.php/t110903.html

    don't want to blame the company but it's only one example

    again i would like to know wich rescue cd is more safe to use , which rescue cd do you know it's more safe to use

    again i don't want to dothe usual useless compare between virus detection ,virus removal ,system cured and against the forum rules

    but the base of these rescue cds

    i guess mostly are linux based , don't know which core/kernel they use

    but reading/writing a w7 or xp volume under linux could be dangerous

    this is the point

    if you did some tests i would love to enjoy

    sorry for my poor english

    cheers
     
  2. Osaban

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    My feeling is that there isn't any rescue CD safer than others. If by safe you mean one that doesn't delete any valid file then it is up to you to configure the scan to only detect without deleting, so that you can first check what the scan found and decide whether it is malware or not.

    In my experience usually when a machine must be scanned with an AV rescue CD it means that the system is badly infected and one can't be really too choosy towards FPs.
     
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    I don't think one is safer than the other, the users with their hard drives deleted by Kaspersky probably run into some rare bug, but it's fixed now. Not counting possible bugs like this they are all as safe as the others. Perhaps some quarantine/delete files automatically, to be sure you should check that before scanning and change it to prompt you.
    On the Linux vs Windows based discussion, all I know is that Windows based rescue disc can also scan the registry, but there are not many traditional antivirus products who scan it anyway afaik.
     
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  5. mantra

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    thanks

    do you think are every rescue cds based on the same linux distro ?

    thanks
     
  6. mantra

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    i read about it , and i did not find the the issue was a bug of a program
    but a problem of the rescue cd kernel, read/write windows datao_O

    and the these users lost every thinkg on their hard disk , is a nightmare
     
  7. TheKid7

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    I 'think' that they are typically different Linux Distros.
     
  8. J_L

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    I use Avira and Dr. Web, because their downloads gets updated daily, and I don't have to worry about updating signatures through my usb wireless (which doesn't work for all rescue cd's I've tried so far).

    As for safety, I think they're all pretty much the same as well.
     
  9. mantra

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    to me the dr web rescue cd give weird colors ,the resolution is ok
    during the loading is ok , after when the cd is loaded the colors changes

    become very opaque, matt, dull o_O o_O
     
  10. J_L

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    Ya, it's green for me since the latest version.
     
  11. Adric

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    No. That's one reason why some rescue disks will not always work. For example, the older RD DrWebLiveCD-5.0.3.110117 boots from my USB flash drive whereas the 6.0.0 version will not because of a different kernel. The Kaspersky RD support for my graphics card is broken, whereas a previous version was okay, etc. Seems like the vendors spend a great deal of time breaking their Linux RDs. :D If you find a distribution that works for you don't assume the next version will still work, so always save the old version until you are satisfied with the new. I have had the most success with the Avira RD.

    Al
     
  12. TheKid7

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    :thumb: :thumb: :)
     
  13. BoerenkoolMetWorst

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    I meant a bug in the software of the rescue cd ;) And losing everything on you hard drive is indeed crap :p
     
  14. mantra

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    i think i was not clear

    it's green to me too
    but when it's loaded and ready to scan ,the green of the backgound become opaque, matt, dull

    just like it load the wrong ati driverso_O o_O
     
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