Written by Elena Opris ( A Softpedia Editor) on October 9th, 2012
Kaspersky Rescue Disk is a virus removal solution for critical situations. It was designed to be used when regular antivirus software fails in detecting and cleaning a system of various infections.
If you own Kaspersky Antivirus or Kaspersky Internet Security, the Rescue Disk can be recorded directly via these products. If not, the ISO can be burned on a CD/DVD using your disc burner or choice. It can also be placed on a bootable USB device and launched from there.
Here’s how it works: set your system to boot from the CD / DVD/ USB device, insert the disc or the stick and restart the system. After a quick loading process, you are acquainted with the interface of Kaspersky Rescue Disc.
You simply select the objects Kaspersky should process (disk boot sectors, hidden startup objects, or local hard drives), and hit the scan button. The Rescue Disk then delivers a report of all malicious objects found in your system, such as viruses and Trojans, but also adware and other similar software. Infected files can be quarantined, disinfected, or removed.
The Settings menu allows you to configure the current security level, file types, scan optimization (i.e. skip files scanned longer than a given number of seconds), archive scanning, installation packages, and others.
Updates are done on a regular basis, and notifications can be set for malware detection or modifications, obsolete databases, failed tasks, or others.
In conclusion, Kaspersky Rescue Disk is a great way to remove threats that can’t be cleaned by standard antivirus solution. It requires quite the amount of effort (burning the CD / DVD), but it succeeds where other security solutions fail.
What's new in Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10.0.31.4:
On February 20th, 2012
- Options of the network configuring (including Wi-Fi and Wi-MAX) has been enhanced.
- Computer loading from a USB-drive has been improved.
- Boot speed of a distributive has been improved.
- Work in the graphic and text modes has been improved.
- Program modules have been updated.
- Kernel of the operating system has been updated.
- Third-party program packages have been updated.
What's new in Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10:
On February 20th, 2012
- Kaspersky Registry Editor - a tool to edit the Windows registry â has been added.
- Kaspersky WindowsUnlocker - a tool to fight scam programs â has been added.
- Support of DSL/PPP-connections has been added.
- Automatic connection of USB-drives is now supported.
How to Use the Kaspersky Rescue Disk to Clean Your Infected PC
This Method is Taken From HOWTOGEEK
There’s lots of ways to clean an infected PC, like booting into an Ubuntu Live CD and scanning for viruses, but this is an extremely simple—and free—solution from a trusted anti-virus vendor.
Download and Burn the Image to a Disc
Using the Kaspersky Rescue Disk to Clean an Infected PC
If you need to do some more work or research on the PC, you can access some tools directly from the menu below, which has a fully working web browser, command line, and a file manager.