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Windows 7: Best tool for scanning PC from boot


23 Jun 2014   #1

windows 7 32-bit
 
 
Best tool for scanning PC from boot

Hello all,

For scanning machines (all Win 7 or XP) from boot I use Windows defender offline . I've burnt it on an USB flash memory. I first connect the PC to the Internet then boot from that flash memory. It updates itself by that Internet connection. Then I scan the machine.

It works fine and there isn't any main problem. But my question is that, what is best tool nowadays for scanning PC from boot please?

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23 Jun 2014   #2

Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon | Win 7 Ult x64
 
 

Don't know if it's the "best", but I find the Kasperky A/V rescue disk to be a contender.

You can find it here... Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10.

If you're looking for general maintenance and not just A/V, you might also like Hirens Boot CD.. Hiren's BootCD 15.2 - All in one Bootable CD www.hiren.info
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23 Jun 2014   #3

windows 7 32-bit
 
 

But Kasperky A/V rescue disk has never worked for me ever! It just show some primary window but doesn't work. If it works I think can be better than else.
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23 Jun 2014   #4

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

If you ask which one is the "best", you'll get multiple responses. They all have good/bad points. I can give you a link with several choices.

Free Bootable AntiVirus Rescue CDs Download List
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23 Jun 2014   #5

windows 7 32-bit
 
 

Thank you guys for your responses.

Is there any one who has used the Kaspersky rescue disk successfully and removed the malicous software?
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23 Jun 2014   #6

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

I use ESET online scanner - free from ESET. I have it in winpe. The exe is 32 bit coded, so you would need 32 bit pe, or 64 bit pe with 32 bit support.

WDO is probably fine - MS provide it free. I am surprised there aren't more people usinng it. Slight snag is WDO will only scan same bit version os.

ESET will scan anything.
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23 Jun 2014   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Kaspersky Rescue Disk

I run it from USB on occasions and never had a problem with it. It works every time but has never found any malware. I just run it for peace of mind to to scan outside of Windows and to check that nothing is hiding.
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23 Jun 2014   #8

Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon | Win 7 Ult x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kurdman View Post
But Kasperky A/V rescue disk has never worked for me ever! It just show some primary window but doesn't work. If it works I think can be better than else.
Never ever had a problem with it. I use it for all of my PCs here.

Only once has it ever found anything malicious. But then, I keep my systems pretty clean and under tight control.
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24 Jun 2014   #9

windows 7 32-bit
 
 

OK guys. Thank you very much. I still haven't changed my choice (WDO). It can run on boot and immediately update itself and find the malware.
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25 Jun 2014   #10

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

Avast also has a very aggressive boot disk that works well.
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