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Kaspersky Rescue Disk 18.0.11.3 (build 2020.11.22)

Quickly disinfect virus-ridden PCs with this useful boot disc

Rating:
Operating Systems:
Windows 10, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP
License:
Freeware
Developer:
Kaspersky
Software Cost:
Free
Category
Security
Date Updated:
23 November 2020
Downloads To Date:
3359
Languages:
English, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Spanish, Swedish
Download Size:
589.00 MB

Kaspersky Rescue Disk is a free bootable environment that will detect and remove malware from a badly infected PC.

The system comes as an ISO image. Burn this to a DVD or unpack to a USB stick and you should be able to boot your PC from it. If your system is already infected with malware then this makes it far more likely that you'll be able to remove it successfully, as the malware won't be running and so cannot apply any tricks to hide from the scan, or prevent itself from being deleted.

Of course the problem with this approach is that a DVD or USB stick will always start with the same virus database. Fortunately Kaspersky Rescue Disk will detect and recognise any network connection, so if you're connected to a router then it's able to go online and download the latest virus definitions.

After that the system works much like any other antivirus tool. Click the Objects Scan tab, choose to scan your PC, and Kaspersky Rescue Disk will crawl over your hard drive looking for malware and removing anything it finds.

Please note, if you'd prefer to install Kaspersky Rescue Disk to a USB flash drive, rather than a DVD, then that may possible. Check this Kaspersky support page for the instructions you need.

Verdict:

Every PC owner needs a disk or two like this, just in case their regular antivirus tool is caught out by a brand new threat. Go download it immediately

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