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Tom's Guide: Removing Malware with Kaspersky Rescue Disk

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Check out Tom's Guide's latest how to on removing malware with Kaspersky Rescue Disk.

Viruses and malware are a nasty business and they can be a pain in the neck to remove. Luckily, there are tools available to help you clean things up and get your computer back to normal. The Tom's Guide team has put together a step-by-step guide to help use one specific tool -- Kaspersky Lab's Rescue Disk 10. Kaspersky Lab's Rescue Disk 10 is a free live disk tool that comes with Kaspersky's security software and will help you along the road to a healthy machine in a few different ways. Check out Tom's Guide's How To: Removing Malware with Kaspersky Disk for the blow-by-blow details.

A bad malware infection will ruin your day. A really bad malware infection will ruin your day and hack your OS, making it nearly impossible to remove conventionally. Luckily there are numerous free software tools you can use to try to clean up a badly infected system, potentially saving you the data loss involved in a full, scorched earth reformat and reinstall. Today, we'll take a look at Kaspersky Lab's Rescue Disk 10, a free live disk tool that comes with Kaspersky's security software.

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    nadavp3 , September 5, 2012 8:12 PM
    where is the link?
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    Anonymous , September 5, 2012 8:22 PM
    http://www.tomsguide.com/us/pictures-story/406-kaspersky-livecd-how-to-virus-removal-malware-removal.html

    ftfy
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    mp562 , September 5, 2012 8:30 PM
    Try:

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    mp562 , September 5, 2012 8:33 PM
    http://support.kaspersky.com/viruses/rescuedisk?level=2
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    geekapproved , September 5, 2012 8:33 PM
    I wonder how much Kaspersky is paying for this advertisement, since you must BUY Kaspersky security software in order to get the FREE rescue disk.
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    f-14 , September 5, 2012 8:37 PM
    i believe kapersky supplies the FBI with it's antivirus software:
    Did Obama's iPad Just Get Hacked?
    By Chris Taylor | Mashable – Tue, Sep 4, 2012
    http://news.yahoo.com/did-obamas-ipad-just-hacked-155359596.html?_esi=1

    In case you missed it, a hacker group called AntiSec announced Tuesday it had grabbed the identifying numbers of 12 million iPhones and iPads -- and to prove it, released a million of those IDs to the public.
    [More from Mashable: Apple Sends Out Invitations for iPhone 5 Event]
    Now it seems the hackers may have nabbed the most high-profile prize of all -- the unique string of code used to identify President Obama's iPad. (Call it the First Tablet.)
    The suspected Obama ID, first spotted by the blog RazorianFly, has not been confirmed by the White House. But it would make sense, since the hack allegedly came from a government laptop -- specifically that of FBI Special Agent Christopher K. Stangl, a supervisor in the FBI’s Regional Cyber Action Team.
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    Old_Fogie_Late_Bloomer , September 5, 2012 9:25 PM
    geekapprovedI wonder how much Kaspersky is paying for this advertisement, since you must BUY Kaspersky security software in order to get the FREE rescue disk.

    I'm glad I'm not the only one who noticed this. If you really want a free AV live disk solution, you can use Microsoft's...
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    Tomtompiper , September 5, 2012 9:52 PM
    Why spend money when you can get a free rescue disk from Distrowatch?
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    dalethepcman , September 5, 2012 10:03 PM
    Or download MalwareBytes, Security essentials, Spybot S&D and Avast or AVG. All of which are free and work as good or better (for malware/spyware) than kaspersky
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    monstersinc , September 5, 2012 10:38 PM
    All you guys ever do on this site is cry about EVERYTHING.......
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    aznshinobi , September 6, 2012 12:07 AM
    Wait... The Rescue Disk is free... It's in the THG guide for free download...
    http://www.tomsguide.com/us/pictures-story/406-kaspersky-livecd-how-to-virus-removal-malware-removal.html
    Don't know what you guys are crying about :/ 
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    john_4 , September 6, 2012 12:10 AM
    There is even a better disk and it's free. Boot from disk and when asked click on "Allow Linux to have the entire drive" Windows infestation will be removed and your problems solved. You can now do you online banking safe and secure.
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    mouse24 , September 6, 2012 1:45 AM
    john_4There is even a better disk and it's free. Boot from disk and when asked click on "Allow Linux to have the entire drive" Windows infestation will be removed and your problems solved. You can now do you online banking safe and secure.


    Obligatory whaddabout gamin' post.
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    wolley74 , September 6, 2012 4:12 AM
    Hiren's boot CD works as well
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    archange , September 6, 2012 8:30 AM
    Using it for over a year now. A bit sluggish, but it does a great job.
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    DSpider , September 6, 2012 9:54 AM
    john_4There is even a better disk and it's free. Boot from disk and when asked click on "Allow Linux to have the entire drive" Windows infestation will be removed and your problems solved. You can now do you online banking safe and secure.

    Yeah, keep telling yourself that. Flash is full of bugs, browser exploits come out every day and Adobe Reader is awfully vulnerable on Linux: http://j00ru.vexillium.org/?p=1175 Other PDF readers and PDF support in general is terrible on Linux! I speak from personal experience (using Arch Linux as my main OS since 2009).

    You should use a multi layered approach when thinking about security. A hardened host OS and virtual machines for browsers. Then you can just clear out the virtual machine (or restore from a snapshot) and start fresh.
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    techguy911 , September 6, 2012 2:48 PM
    dalethepcmanOr download MalwareBytes, Security essentials, Spybot S&D and Avast or AVG. All of which are free and work as good or better (for malware/spyware) than kaspersky


    Your missing the point none of those will pick up advanced rootkits, you have to scan from outside the os to pick them up you need to boot from cd, also lots of malware stops all those from working.

    Also another free boot cd that is much better with malware is
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    techguy911 , September 6, 2012 2:51 PM
    vba32 rescue is another good boot cd for removing malware it finds more current malware than any i have tested.