Kaspersky Rescue Disk 18 is an anti-virus bootable rescue disk from Kaspersky Lab for detecting and neutralizing malicious software on an infected computer. This is a free tool for curing a computer in conditions where it is not impossible to neutralize threats in other simpler ways.
Sometimes, there are situations when conventional antiviruses cannot cope with computer infection, the operating system malfunctions or does not load at all. A boot disk written to a USB flash drive (flash drive) or to a CD / DVD disk will allow you to boot on a computer in a non-working Windows operating system.
- Creating a bootable flash drive with Kaspersky Rescue Disk 18
- Burning Kaspersky Rescue Disk 18 to CD or DVD
- Downloading Kaspersky Rescue Disk 18 on a computer
- Virus scan in Kaspersky Rescue Tool
- Treatment of infection in Kaspersky Rescue Tool
- Applications included in Kaspersky Rescue Disk 18
- Exiting Kaspersky Rescue Disk 18
- Article Conclusions
Kaspersky Rescue Disk 18 will help you in case of such situations on your PC. The boot disk contains a special version of Kaspersky Anti-Virus for searching and neutralizing viruses on the computer. After booting from the rescue disk, the user will have the opportunity to check and treat the system, malware will not be able to interfere with the PC.
In addition to treating viruses, using a boot disk, you can, for example, copy the necessary data from a computer by transferring it to another disk. There are situations when treatment on a computer does not work, the Windows operating system stops working. In this case, the boot disk will help save the necessary information from the PC, avoid losing important data.
The previous version of Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10 can be used on computers with old hardware, but for new models of laptops or desktop PCs, it is better to use the latest version of Kaspersky Rescue Disk 2018.
Kaspersky Rescue Disk 2018 is based on the Gentoo Linux operating system. Be aware that the boot disk may not be compatible with some hardware.
Key features of Kaspersky Rescue Disk 18:
- Checking and treating disabled operating systems.
- Protection against deletion of system files.
- Using Kaspersky Security Network with Internet access.
- Detection of adware and potentially dangerous programs.
- Backup files before disinfection or deletion.
- Support for modern hardware.
- Boot from CD/DVD or USB flash drive.
- Support for dynamic volumes and RAID arrays.
- Support for UEFI SecureBoot mode.
- Support for file systems: NTFS, FAT32, FAT16, ReiserFS, Ext2, Ext3.
- Saving information about computer hardware.
Download Kaspersky Rescue Disk 18 from the official website of Kaspersky Lab. The bootable healing disk has support for the Russian language.
Creating a bootable flash drive with Kaspersky Rescue Disk 18
A hybrid disk image of Kaspersky Rescue Disk will be downloaded to the computer, from which you can burn an ISO image or a DD image.
To write to a USB flash drive, you can use the free Rufus program:
- In the “Disk Properties” section, select the device: USB flash drive, at least 1 GB in size.
- Click the “Select” button to select the disk image of Kaspersky Rescue Disk.
- For partition scheme, select “MBR” and the target system “BIOS or UEFI”.
- In the “Format Options” the file system “FAT32” (default) must be selected.
- Click on the “Start” button.
Burn the image in ISO mode. Wait until the disc is written to the USB drive.
Burning Kaspersky Rescue Disk 18 to CD or DVD
The boot disk of Kaspersky Rescue Disk can be burned to a CD or DVD. There are a large number of programs that burn ISO images to optical discs.
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Downloading Kaspersky Rescue Disk 18 on a computer
Connect a USB drive to your computer or insert a CD or DVD into the drive tray.
When turning on or restarting the computer, enter the BIOS boot menu (Boot Menu) using the “F12” or “F11” keys to select the boot device: bootable USB flash drive or CD / DVD drive. Another option is to select the boot priority for Kaspersky Rescue Disk stored on a flash drive or optical disc in the BIOS settings.
Download Kaspersky Rescue Disk.
An inscription on a black background will appear on the computer screen: “Press ESC to load Kaspersky Rescue Disk”. To launch Kaspersky Rescue Disk, press the Esc key.
After the graphical shell of the antivirus appears on the screen, use the keyboard buttons “↑” and “↓” to select the Russian language of the interface, and then press the “Enter” key.
In the next window, you must select one of the options to continue working:
- Kaspersky Rescue Disk. Graphic mode.
- Kaspersky Rescue Disk. Limited graphics mode.
- Equipment information.
- Boot from hard drive.
- Restarting the computer.
- Turning off the computer.
By default, the anti-virus disk is set to run in graphical mode, which is suitable for most users. Use the arrow keys to switch modes. After selecting the desired option, press the “Enter” key.
Next, the boot disk is initialized, after which the Kaspersky Rescue Disk window will open. After opening the application window, it will automatically connect to the Internet.
Virus scan in Kaspersky Rescue Tool
After initialization is complete, the Kaspersky Rescue Disk 2018 window will launch the Kaspersky Rescue Tool, the main component of the boot disk. The free antivirus scanner Kaspersky Rescue Tool detects the presence of viruses, Trojans and adware, as well as to detect potentially dangerous programs that can harm your computer.
If malicious software is detected, Kaspersky Rescue Tool disinfects the infected computer.
To start scanning for viruses, click on the “Start scan” button.
By default, Kaspersky Rescue Disk scans the operating system and boot sectors.
The user can independently change the areas to be checked. To do this, click on the “Change settings” link, and in the “Settings” window, select additional objects to be scanned by the anti-virus scanner.
After the scan is completed, the user can run the scan again with different parameters, view the report, or close the utility.
At the top of the Kaspersky Rescue Tool window there is a menu: “Utilities”, “Quarantine”, “Report”. From the Utilities menu, you can launch the Windows Registry Editor, Windows Unlocker, USB Recover.
If infected objects are identified, you must take steps to eliminate the danger on your computer.
Treatment of infection in Kaspersky Rescue Tool
If Kaspersky Rescue Tool has detected threats, you will be prompted to select actions to neutralize the malicious code. There are two options for solving the problem:
- select a common action for all infected items;
- perform a separate action for each detected threat.
There are several options for applying general actions for all threats:
- Copy all to quarantine — infected files will be copied to quarantine, original files will remain untouched.
- Neutralize all — disinfection of infected objects.
- Skip all — the utility will skip any actions related to the detected threats.
- Default – the settings for responding to detected threats are reset to their original state.
If you choose to neutralize all infected objects, there are three ways to solve the problem:
- Cure — disinfect an infected file if it can be cured.
- Restore – restore an infected object from a backup copy, if any.
- Delete — deletes a malicious object from the computer if disinfection or recovery is impossible.
Choose the appropriate method, and then take the necessary action.
The user can independently select the actions to be applied to each detected threat. Select one of the options: “Delete”, “Copy to Quarantine”, “Skip” next to a single detected threat, and then click on the “Continue” button.
If an active infection is detected, the application will offer two options:
- Disinfect and run an advanced scan.
- Cure without running an advanced scan.
If a decision on the type of treatment is not made within 120 seconds, an extended scan of the computer is launched.
In the first case, a full computer scan for viruses will be performed. In the second case, a full scan does not start, which does not guarantee complete treatment of the computer.
Applications included in Kaspersky Rescue Disk 18
The bootable anti-virus disk of Kaspersky Rescue Disk 18 contains a set of necessary utilities for performing various tasks on the computer. To access the tools, enter the Applications menu.
Kaspersky Rescue Disk 2018 includes Thunar graphical file manager, Midnight Commander text file manager, Clipman clipboard manager, terminal emulator, Mozilla Firefox ESR web browser, Task Manager, Window Manager, Archive Manager, Screenshot Utility, Ristretto Utility for viewing images, other useful and necessary tools.
Exiting Kaspersky Rescue Disk 18
To exit Kaspersky Rescue Disk 18, click the “Exit” button in the “Applications” menu in the lower left corner of the screen. In the Log Out window, select one of the options: Log Out, Restart, Shut Down, or Cancel.
On the hard drive of the computer, usually in the root of the system drive “C:” there is a folder “KRD2018_Data”, which contains anti-virus databases, quarantine files, traces, reports, etc. You can delete this folder from the computer.
The free boot disk of Kaspersky Rescue Disk 2018 is designed to treat computers in case of infection with viruses. If disinfection of an infected PC is not possible using conventional methods from a running Windows operating system, Kaspersky’s anti-virus disk will come to the rescue, with which you can neutralize threats or perform other necessary actions, for example, copy important information to another external drive.