How to use Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10
If you own a computer (and who doesn’t these days?) you know that there are some nasty viruses and malware programs that can cause a world of trouble for you. And being as most computers feature at least minimal virus protection programs, some people think that they are safe from these threats – until it’s too late. Simply put, no matter how good your virus protection is, you’ll still want to be prepared for the worst; and that means having a rescue or recovery disk that is designed to help you get rid of the worst kinds of computer viruses
The Kapersky Rescue Disk 10 is just such a recovery disk. This handy utility is designed to be your most basic, and perhaps powerful line of defense against computer viruses. It is made for use with x86 and x64 compatible computers and can be the only way to disinfect some computers from viruses when standard antivirus programs aren’t up to the task at hand.
Here are the steps you need to take to use the Kapersky Rescue Disk 10:
- Perform a system scan. This involves booting your computer to the CD/DVD drive. Before you do this, make sure that you’ve created your personal Kapersky Rescue Disk and set your computer’s bios to boot from the right drive.
- Look in the lower left hand corner for a button marked “Kapersky Rescue Disk. You may want to take the time immediately after this step to update the antivirus database. To do this simply click on the tab marked “My Update Center” and then click on the “Start Update” button.
- Allow the database update to complete. This may take a few minutes.
- Choose the drives that you want to scan. If you don’t make any selections, Kapersky Rescue Disk 10 will scan the disk boot sectors and hidden start up objects.
- Click on the button marked “Start Objects Scan.”
- You will be presented with several choices if the program discovers viruses – Disinfect, Quarantine and delete. We recommend starting off with the disinfect option, as this will usually do the trick. However, if you get a message that disinfection was not successful, you may choose to delete the infected items.
The Kapersky Rescue Disk 10 is very powerful and can usually take care of any virus infestations. However, you may have to use some of the more advanced options in the worst case scenarios. If so, you will find plenty of information in the help files and instructions built into the program.
For those of you who are old school, and don’t mind using command line utilities, Kapersky Rescue Disk 10 also offers a command line option. You get the same basic choices with this option, but you get them via more DOS-like menus, instead of the slick interface that so many people are used to. However, if you’re not comfortable with command line programs, we suggest using the steps outlined above to use the graphical user interface option.
When serious problems hit your computer, you’ve got to pull out all the stops and use the big guns. Kapersky Rescue Disk is definitely a weapon you’ll want to have in your arsenal in the war against computer viruses.