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Windows 7: Best bootable AV

30 Dec 2014   #1
Franky

windows 7 32-bit
 
 
Best bootable AV

Hello all,

When system is such infected that we can't run the scan operation of installed AV or even go into the OS, we need to scan the machine beyond the OS, by, say a bootable AV.

OK, if you were in such a situation, what bootable AV would you use? Or if you have some tool like that what is that (for scanning PC from the boot)?
What best one for nowadays?


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30 Dec 2014   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

I've used F-Secure on a few occasions - does what it says on the tin.
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30 Dec 2014   #3
Franky

windows 7 32-bit
 
 

Thanks for the answer.
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30 Dec 2014   #4
mdd1963

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Kaspersky, Bit Defender, Dr Web (and numerous others)also make bootable rescue disk/scanning tools...

Even Microsoft has a bootable scanner, which you can find by searching for 'Defender offline' at MS....
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30 Dec 2014   #5
cottonball

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Kurdman,

Are you able to start the computer, and tap the F8 key until you get to the Advanced Boot Options menu?

There is a tool we can use 'outside of Windows'...
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31 Dec 2014   #6
cottonball

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

On Rescue CDs, here are a few, some already mentioned:

AVG Rescue CD
AVG | Data Recovery | AVG Rescue CD

Avast Rescue Disk (available to Avast 2015 users)
Avast Support | FAQs

Avira AntiVir Rescue System
Download Avira Rescue System | Official Website

Bitdefender Rescue CD
http://download.bitdefender.com/resc...-rescue-cd.iso

Comodo Rescue Disk
Free Internet Security and Antivirus | Security Solutions from Comodo

Dr.Web LiveCD
Dr.Web LiveDisk -

ESET SysRescue (Available only to ESET users)
Antivirus Downloads | ESET Internet Security Software Downloads

Kaspersky Rescue Disk
http://rescuedisk.kaspersky-labs.com..._rescue_10.iso

Panda SafeCD
http://resources.downloads.pandasecu...andaSafeCD.iso

Sophos Bootable Anti-Virus
http://sophserv.sophos.com/repo_kb/5...bav_10_sfx.zip

Trend Micro Rescue Disk
Rescue Disk - Trend Micro USA - Trend Micro USA



Most of the above are free.

There are pros and cons involved with the use of Rescue CDs, and that is a subject of its own.


The tool called FRST (Farbar Recovery can Tool) is an excellent diagnostic and repair tool. However, you need to be versed on its use, since it will not just do a repair for you. It is a tool of choice for many malware schools graduates.
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31 Dec 2014   #7
Franky

windows 7 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cottonball View Post
Kurdman,

Are you able to start the computer, and tap the F8 key until you get to the Advanced Boot Options menu?

There is a tool we can use 'outside of Windows'...
Now I don't have such a problem with my machine, but I asked this question to be ready and equipped for that a day, my mate!

There is two scenarios: first is the user can get into that advanced boot options by pressing F8. OK. I don't think there is a scanner option there!
Second scenario is that the user even can't get into that environment and has to use of a bootable AV.
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31 Dec 2014   #8
Franky

windows 7 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cottonball View Post
On Rescue CDs, here are a few, some already mentioned:

AVG Rescue CD
AVG | Data Recovery | AVG Rescue CD

Avast Rescue Disk (available to Avast 2015 users)
Avast Support | FAQs

Avira AntiVir Rescue System
Download Avira Rescue System | Official Website

Bitdefender Rescue CD
http://download.bitdefender.com/resc...-rescue-cd.iso

Comodo Rescue Disk
Free Internet Security and Antivirus | Security Solutions from Comodo

Dr.Web LiveCD
Dr.Web LiveDisk -

ESET SysRescue (Available only to ESET users)
Antivirus Downloads | ESET Internet Security Software Downloads

Kaspersky Rescue Disk
http://rescuedisk.kaspersky-labs.com..._rescue_10.iso

Panda SafeCD
http://resources.downloads.pandasecu...andaSafeCD.iso

Sophos Bootable Anti-Virus
http://sophserv.sophos.com/repo_kb/5...bav_10_sfx.zip

Trend Micro Rescue Disk
Rescue Disk - Trend Micro USA - Trend Micro USA



Most of the above are free.

There are pros and cons involved with the use of Rescue CDs, and that is a subject of its own.


The tool called FRST (Farbar Recovery can Tool) is an excellent diagnostic and repair tool. However, you need to be versed on its use, since it will not just do a repair for you. It is a tool of choice for many malware schools graduates.

Thank you very much for those valuable options. OK, if you be wanted to choose one of them, which one will be you choice please?
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31 Dec 2014   #9
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cottonball View Post
On Rescue CDs, here are a few, some already mentioned:

AVG Rescue CD
AVG | Data Recovery | AVG Rescue CD

Avast Rescue Disk (available to Avast 2015 users)
Avast Support | FAQs

Avira AntiVir Rescue System
Download Avira Rescue System | Official Website

Bitdefender Rescue CD
http://download.bitdefender.com/resc...-rescue-cd.iso

Comodo Rescue Disk
Free Internet Security and Antivirus | Security Solutions from Comodo

Dr.Web LiveCD
Dr.Web LiveDisk -

ESET SysRescue (Available only to ESET users)
Antivirus Downloads | ESET Internet Security Software Downloads

Kaspersky Rescue Disk
http://rescuedisk.kaspersky-labs.com..._rescue_10.iso

Panda SafeCD
http://resources.downloads.pandasecu...andaSafeCD.iso

Sophos Bootable Anti-Virus
http://sophserv.sophos.com/repo_kb/5...bav_10_sfx.zip

Trend Micro Rescue Disk
Rescue Disk - Trend Micro USA - Trend Micro USA



Most of the above are free.

There are pros and cons involved with the use of Rescue CDs, and that is a subject of its own.


The tool called FRST (Farbar Recovery can Tool) is an excellent diagnostic and repair tool. However, you need to be versed on its use, since it will not just do a repair for you. It is a tool of choice for many malware schools graduates.
Just a few.
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31 Dec 2014   #10
cottonball

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote:
...wanted to choose one of them...
Well, it depends on the malware involved, so there is no easy answer...

As an example, if Ransomware was the issue, and the computer was locked by it, would use Kaspersky Rescue Disk with WindowsUnlocker. However, there are other options.


If you are interested in working with malware removal, you may want to consider applying to any of the following schools:

Bleeping Computer > http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic86678.html
Geeks to Go > http://www.geekstogo.com/geeku/
Malware Removal > http://www.malwareremoval.com/

There are other schools, the above just came to mind.
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