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Windows 7: Can kaspersky rescue disk be used for normal booting pc?


08 May 2013   #1

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Can kaspersky rescue disk be used for normal booting pc?

i have heard that kaspersky rescue disk can kill the virus and malware..is it true?
moreover cant i use it when my pc is booting well? or do i need to do this when my pc doesnt boot? i am confused plese help

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08 May 2013   #2

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kaspersky rescue disk is an operating system with the antivirus stuff on it. Most antivirus companies have such a thing. It works like this:
  1. Boot from CD/DVD
  2. Most of the time the antivirus stuff asks to download new virus signatures. So it updates its virus database
  3. Scan starts and searches for virusses and cleans them.
Don't expect anti4us or anti-malware stuff to remove all dangerous stuff! Don't expect that all is working fine afterwards.
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08 May 2013   #3

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
kaspersky rescue disk is an operating system with the antivirus stuff on it. Most antivirus companies have such a thing. It works like this:
  1. Boot from CD/DVD
  2. Most of the time the antivirus stuff asks to download new virus signatures. So it updates its virus database
  3. Scan starts and searches for virusses and cleans them.
Don't expect anti4us or anti-malware stuff to remove all dangerous stuff! Don't expect that all is working fine afterwards.
you mean it will replace the original os of win 7? i was asking to know that if i boot pc with this kaspersky rescue disk and when it removes the virus then will my pc again boots with Windows 7 or i need to reinstall it?
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08 May 2013   #4

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It fixes the virusses just like normally in Windows 7. Only difference is:
  • You boot from DVD so no code from harddisk runs. So no virus can be active. A virus can fool the virusscanner otherwise.
  • If Windows 7 is full of virusses and cannot boot you have to boot from DVD to access the disk.
Such anti4us software from DVD are called "offline virusscanners". They are run outside the OS the be checked.

It removes the virus (if it can). Hopefully it does it the correct way... if so.... Windows 7 boots normal
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08 May 2013   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
It fixes the virusses just like normally in Windows 7. Only difference is:
  • You boot from DVD so no code from harddisk runs. So no virus can be active. A virus can fool the virusscanner otherwise.
  • If Windows 7 is full of virusses and cannot boot you have to boot from DVD to access the disk.
Such anti4us software from DVD are called "offline virusscanners". They are run outside the OS the be checked
thanks for quick response.....my pc is well working now,,,eventhough i want to chek my virus with this too....so if i boot with this rescue disk and when this disk finishes its work then will i be able to boot again with my window 7 or not? query is that,,,
regards
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08 May 2013   #6

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Yes it only fixes the virusses just like the virusscanner does now. But only then without Windows 7 running. You can boot normally without issues. Unless it cures the problem incorrect. But they always say which files are cured and they have files in quarentine.

And you can always go back in time using System Restore option two.

But it's just theorectically!!
  • most of time no virus is found
  • virus are cured the way it should
Never had any problem with offline virusscanners. Sometimes they can't fix it, or don't find the virus. But unbootable.... never
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08 May 2013   #7

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Yes it only fixes the virusses just like the virusscanner does now. But only then without Windows 7 running. You can boot normally without issues. Unless it cures the problem incorrect. But they always say which files are cured and they have files in quarentine.

And you can always go back in time using System Restore option two.

But it's just theorectically!!
  • most of time no virus is found
  • virus are cured the way it should
Never had any problem with offline virusscanners. Sometimes they can't fix it, or don't find the virus. But unbootable.... never
ohh thanks....it means i can check virus with rescue disk and later i can boot my pc as usual like previously with my default operating system,,,,,and i dont have to reinstall windows.... am i right?

thanks again
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08 May 2013   #8

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Yes of course. But I hope the rescue DVD has drivers for your network card so it can access the internet to update the latest virus information. Just run it and see how it works.
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08 May 2013   #9

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Yes of course. But I hope the rescue DVD has drivers for your network card so it can access the internet to update the latest virus information. Just run it and see how it works.
thanks for your vigorous help....hats off freind
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