Kaspersky Bootable Anti-Virus
- Download Kaspersky Rescue Disk . Click the link to the right of the words "Latest version distributive:". The latest version available when this document was written was 10.0.29.6. You can also pick up the user guide from that page as a PDF. The guide seems to be a complete reference to the Rescue Disk, while what you're reading here is a simple walk-through.
- Kaspersky also offers some help if you have trouble recording or booting from the CD.
- Attach a network cable to your computer. Make sure you are on a network where your computer can obtain an address automatically. If you plug the computer into your home router, this should be sufficient. On a university network, if your computer can normally obtain an address automatically when attached to the network by ethernet cable, then networking should work for the rescue disc, too.
- If the computer is a laptop, try to find a USB mouse. When I was running the scan, the touchpad on the laptop did not seem to be recognized by the system.
- Insert the disc, then shut down the computer.
- Boot from CD. (Turn on the computer.) It may be necessary to adjust your system settings to do this.
- Once you boot from the CD, you will be prompted to strike any key within 10 seconds to continue. Be sure to pay attention and hit a key before this times out. (Don't panic if you miss it. You just have to try again.)
- Select your language of choice. I like English.
- Next you can choose between a graphical or text-based system. I went
with "Graphic Mode", just because it's first on the list. If you're
feeling brave, you can try text, but be aware that these instructions are
written for the graphical system.
- You will see a lot of text. This is normal and good. Do not panic.
- Accept the license agreement by hitting 'A'. If you get stuck here, keep
- My system became unresponsive here. If you can't get past the license, Hit ctl-alt-del. A menu should appear in the middle of the screen. Click "restart icewm". After this, the system should be responsive.
- After a while (and some loading bars) you should see a window with two
- Under "Objects Scan", check everything that should be scanned. Include
"Disk boot sectors", "Hidden startup objects", and any drives you wish to
scan (probably all).
- Under the "My Update Center" tab, check the line "Databases status:". It
will probably say "out of date". Click the "Start update" button a few
lines down. This will give the scanning tool the latest information with
which to identify unwanted programs.
- Wait for the update to complete.
- When the "Start update" button says "completed" in small print, it is
- Select the "Objects scan" tab.
- Hit the "Start Objects Scan" button.
- The button will say "Stop Objects Scan" until it is finished. Pressing
it will presumably stop the scan, so don't do that.
- Toward the upper right of the window, there is a "Report" button. Click this to see the results of the scan. Hit "Close" when you are done.
- Hit "Exit" to leave the scanning utility. To reboot, hit the
start-triangle, and choose "Restart Computer". Confirm by clicking
- The CD should eject automatically. Remove it and hit enter.
- Despite the message on the screen, hitting enter did nothing for me. It may be necessary to hold the power button in order to shut down your computer. At this point, that is safe to do, so go ahead.