Antivirus boot disks allow you to create a bootable USB flash drive or CD/DVD on a clean computer to use this media to scan the infected system without having to load Windows. Depending on the severity of the problem, you can take turns two bootable antivirus disks to be more sure that your system is now clean.
Antivirus and other packages for anti-malware programs allow you to maintain cleanliness in your system. At least most of the time. Although applications to enhance security are becoming better and better, some malware still find loopholes. One reason: the human factor. Where people, there’s always a probability of infection of the system.
What to do in situation when your computer will not boot and you are sure that the cause of this problem is virus or malware? How to scan the system and clean if Windows won’t boot? For such cases, the perfect boot antivirus program.
Notecreating bootable media you need to download the appropriate ISO image and burn it to a disc or USB flash drive, for example, using the program Rufus. Then you need to boot from disc or USB devices flash memory on the infected computer.
Next, we consider a TOP selection of bootable antivirus discs that you should pay attention to.
Kaspersky Rescue Disk is one of the best bootable anti-virus disks, allowing you to scan the infected computer without any difficulty. The scanner has a sufficient number of options, including checking individual folders, startup objects, system disk and Bespalova objects. You can also scan the boot sector of your system, allowing you to detect particularly stealthy malware.
In addition, Kaspersky Rescue Disk included additional tools, such as Firefox browser, file Manager and others.
The tool can operate in two modes: text mode and GUI interface. Bootable antivirus supports the scanning of files in archives, check installation packages, and scan OLE objects.
Kaspersky Rescue Disk supports heuristic checking and offers three main scanning options, depending on the needs of the user. You can configure a bootable Kaspersky antivirus to automatically clean your computer upon detection of malicious objects, or leave a request for further action from the user.
The only disadvantage of Kaspersky Rescue Disk is a relatively large image size is about 300 megabytes.
2. Avira Rescue System
The Avira Rescue System – antivirus boot disk based on Ubuntu. For beginners one of the most acceptable options, because it has a manual scanning system. Moreover, Aviram are not many options for customizing the scanner, and a beginner not many chances to turn off something important and in the end miss a malicious file.
Within the environment the Avira Rescue System is easy to understand, with a friendly interface consisting of the selected areas. Among the tools the Avira Rescue System includes a browser and a utility for disk partitioning.
Avira Rescue System automatically updates the signatures before running the scan. Thus, the user does not need to re-write a boot disk before using. The tool supports archive scanning for maximum protection.
Avira Rescue System allows you to scan individual files, you can only scan the entire partition. In addition, the disk size is very decent — 630 megabytes. Because Avira made on Ubuntu, it works well with Linux systems.
Despite the slightly suspicious name (as for me, lime is more suitable for Internet companies), Dr. Web Live Disk there are many different scan settings in the boot environment. In comparison with analogues, the possibility of Dr. The Web is vast.
For example, you can include or exclude files from the scan list by type and size and set individual scripts for specific types of malware: bootkits, dialers, adware and so on. You can also limit the scan time for individual files. Very useful if you have certain types of media files of large size.
It is noteworthy that Dr. Web can check for and install updates of antivirus definitions on their own, without rewriting the program. This means that you can use a boot disk at any time, you can simply run the update before scanning.
Dr. Web LiveDisk available for installation on USB drives and discs. The tool size is around 600 megabytes. In addition, you can use Dr.Web Live Disk to scan the system based on Linux.
Instead of a conclusion
Kaspersky Rescue Disk – a cumbersome, but effective, with regular updates and the wonderful bells and whistles in security. However, Dr. Web Live Disk has richer functionality. On the other hand, Dr.Web can’t really compete with Kaspersky exclusively in the field of scanning, but the available options makes this tool convenient.
Sources of material for articles: https://www.comss.ru/ and https://www.securitylab.ru/