Virus Scan with Kaspersky from a Bootable USB Flash Drive

Kaspersky Antivirus normally catch virus that were undetected by some anti-virus application. This is why I often use their web-based scanner. But since the release of Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10, doing virus scan offline is very much possible. This tool was created to scan computer infected with a virus and was not able to remove by a locally installed security application. To have the Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10 to your bootable USB flash drives, just follow these simple steps.

How to Create a Bootable Kaspersky USB Rescue Disk

From a clean and uncompromised computer, do this:

1. Download a copy of Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10 here.

2. Download a copy of Kaspersky USB Rescue Disk Maker or rescue2usb.exe here.

3. Insert a clean and formatted USB flash drive.

4. Double-click on rescue2usb.exe and if prompted, click on Install. It will create folder Kaspersky Rescue2Usb. By default, Kasperky USB Rescue Disk Maker will run after installation, if not please double-click on rescue2usb under the folder Kaspersky Rescue2Usb.

5. USB Drive available will be automatically selected by Kaspersky USB Rescue Disk. If not, please manually choose which USB flash drive is going to be used for Kasperky USB Rescue Disk Maker.

Kaspersky Rescue Disk Maker

6. Click on Browse to select the Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10 you have downloaded earlier. The file name is kav_rescue_10, an ISO file.

7. To begin, click on Start button and it will reformat your USB drive to make it bootable. Just follow all the prompts until all files are loaded into USB drive.

8. Shortly, process will be completed and prompt to close the application, Click OK.

Kaspersky USB Maker Finish

It is best to use USB flash drives that has a “read-only” or lock functionalities so that you can set it to read-only before inserting to an infected computer to avoid infection.

How to Boot Computer Using Kaspersky Antivirus from a USB Flash Drive

1. Modify the BIOS/CMOS of the infected computer and configure it to boot on a USB first. Some computers, particularly laptop, have the option key to select where to boot computer without modifying the BIOS. Turn off the computer.

2. Insert the created Kaspersky USB Flash drive to the port.

3. Turn on the computer.

4. Kaspersky USB Rescue Disk will boot with required settings under Linux environment. After boot-up, it will prompt you for choices whether you wanted to load it in Command of Graphical User Interface mode. Choose GUI for ease of use.

5. It may take some time before the Graphical User Interface fully loads on to the screen.

Kaspersky Rescue Disk Scanner Image

7. Thoroughly scan the computer and remove all detected threats.

8. After scanning, close the application and turn off the computer by going to preferences on the lower left part of the screen.

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