The Best Antivirus Rescue Disks

The Virus rescue disks are useful tool that can be used to check for malware in instances where your regular antivirus program is no longer working. They are available from a number antivirus providers, and are simple to use. Users can personalize the way the program checks the system.

Some offer a more familiar desktop environment, while others offer users a range of bonus tools. For instance, the Kaspersky rescue disk is powered by the Xfce Linux desktop and features Firefox, Thumar File Manager as well as a number of other applications that can be used for other functions. This rescue disk also includes an option that lets you to select specific files to be scanned by the service, or indicate if prefer to have it skip files with a certain size.

Other rescue disks are not equipped with sophisticated interfaces, for instance Trend Micro’s. It doesn’t use an interactive user interface and navigates using the arrow keys. This basic rescue disk however, compensates for its lack of features with its small download size and a good track of finding malware in the real-world tests conducted by AV-Comparatives.

ESET’s SysRescue Live is a fantastic option for those who want a more user friendly interface. It is one of the most polished and polished interfaces that are on this list. It is powered by the same antivirus engine that powers the full-featured program of the company. The interface’s graphic design permits a wide array of settings, including the ability to run a smart or customized scan, exclusions or to run a quick or a full scan.