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Free Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10 Review

Tuesday, 01 February 2011 17:18:03 (US Mountain Standard Time, UTC-07:00)

    Kaspersky has just released the updated version of their bootable rescue disk.  The Kaspersky Rescue Disk is freeware and offers current definitions for the month of February 2011.   In addition to having the award winning virus engine (in its complete form), the boot cd offers many customizable command line functions compared to competing boot cds.   For example, there is RAID support, debugging capability, a file manager for ntfs, and the ability to cache information.  The antivirus engine even has the capability to update and receive definitions via the included “My Update Center.”

    The installation of Kaspersky Rescue Disk is a little involved.  The download size is approximately 202 megabytes in size and comes in the iso format.  The iso file needs to be burned on a cd or usb flash drive.  The easiest method for putting the rescue disk on the flash drive is with Kaspersky’s own USB rescue disk maker include above!

    Once the Kaspersky Rescue Disk starts, one will realize how similar the appearance is to the windows version.  The interface is nearly identical and even includes a quarantine.  The scanners include the disk boot sectors, hidden startup objects, and any hard disks.   As far as definitions go, the program includes almost 5,000,000 on board.  Therefore, one is getting the same protection as the full versions.  Scanning seems quicker as the only thing running on a PC is the scanner in the virtual linux environment.  Unfortunately, there was no way to measure the scan speed in megabytes per second.  However, expect about 1 hour for the virus scan to finish with 100 gigabytes of data.  Detection rates are well above most free antivirus like AVG and since Windows isn’t running, there aren’t any locked processes, .dll’s, or access denied messages to worry about.  The scanner simply quarantines anything that contains a virus.

    In addition to excellent scanning capability there are additional tools.  One has access to the full terminal, network manager, screenshot maker, and even a full web browser.  The disk also has support for many different languages.