Rescue CD’s

Here are two LiveCD options that can be used to try and save a badly damaged hard drive due to malware.

First is the Dr. Web LiveCD which also has other useful features. Second is the easier to use but still very effective Avira AntiVir Rescue System.

For help with other malware issues please read this Malware Removal Guide. For help from a malware removal expert you can start a FREE account at the Computer Juice free forums then start a new topic in the Virus, Spyware & Security forum with the requested logs.

The Rescue CD’s are updated sometimes several times a day without notice so that the most recent security updates are always available. It’s best to always use a newly downloaded file when possible but you can download one now “just in case!”

Dr.Web LiveCD

1. Download the image of the Dr Web LiveCD
2. Burn the Dr Web LiveCD ISO images to a CD or DVD.
– If you need a free burning application, CDBurnerXP works on all operating systems from Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4 onwards.
3. Start the computer with the Dr Web LiveCD in the CD/DVD tray. As loading starts a dialog window will prompt you to choose between the standard and safe mode. Use arrow keys to select Dr Web LiveCD (Default) mode and press Enter on the keyboard.
4. When Dr.Web LiveCD (Default) is selected, all available disk drives will be detected automatically. The operating system will also try to connect to the local network if available.
5. When the system is loaded, check all disks or folders you want to scan and click Start
6. Let Dr. Web finish it’s scan and then remove any threats found and then exit out of the scanner..
7. Take the CD out of the CD/DVD tray and then restart the computer.

The Dr Web LiveCD also includes other useful features and options for help if needed.

* If you’d like to start the scanner using the command line (console) select Dr.Web LiveCD (Safe Mode).
* Choose Start Local HDD if you want to boot from the hard drive instead of Dr.Web LiveCD.
* Select Testing Memory to launch the Memtest86+ utility.

See the Dr.Web LiveCD Homepage for complete details.

Avira AntiVir Rescue System

1. Download the Avira AntiVir Rescue System
– If you need a free burning application, CDBurnerXP works on all operating systems from Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4 onwards.
2. Place a blank CD in your burner and double-click on the downloaded file.
3. The program will automatically burn the CD for you.
4. Place the burned CD into the affected computer and start the computer with the CD in the CD tray.
5. On the bottom left side of the screen there are 2 flags. Using your mouse click on the British flag to use English.
6. Click on the Configuration button.

– Select Scan all files
– Select Try to repair infected files and Rename files, if they cannot be removed
– Select Scan for dialers
– Select Scan for joke programs (Jokes)
– Select Scan for games
– Select Scan for spyware (SPR)

7. Click on Virus scanner
8. Click on Start scanner at the bottom of the screen.

9. Let Avira finish it’s scan and then remove any threats found and then exit out of the scanner.
10. Take the CD out of the CD/DVD tray and then restart the computer.

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2 Responses to “Rescue CD’s”

  1. Zenlunatic77 Says:

    I am having similar issue as post that this was in reply to. I have a corrupted ci.dll file and cannot even run in safe mode. I’m creating rescue discs right now and will try to run when back to infected laptop. Fingers crossed! Thank you for this post and thread, I’m feeling more hopeful already.

  2. Trickiest Virus I Have Ever Seen in All My Time Here on This Planet Earth - Virus, Spyware and Security - Computer Juice Says:

    […] on This Planet Earth   Ok. Let's try another Rescue Disk. Go to this link to create a Rescue CD or to this site to create a Rescue USB. Carefully follow all the instructions for whichever method […]


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