Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 R2 for Windows Servers


How to create a Rescue Disk

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2011 Dec 22 ID: 2550
Applies to:

  • Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 for Windows Workstations MP4
  • Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 for Windows Servers MP4
  • A Rescue Disk is a disk for scanning and disinfection of infected PCs.

    If your operating system cannot be started in the result of a virus attack, use a rescue disk. You need a bootable disk image file (.iso) to start the operating system. You can download this file from Kaspersky Lab server or update an existing one. Click here to download a Rescue disk .iso image.



    The procedure described below must be carried out in a non-infected system.

    WarningBefore creating a rescue disk, make sure you have updated antivirus databases for Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0. Open main application window, go to Update section and view Databases Status. It must be in actual state.

    Run the Rescue Disk Creation Wizard

    • In the lower right corner of the main Kaspersky Anti-Virus window click the Rescue Disk icon.
    • In the next window click Next.

    Step 1. Select Rescue Disk image source.

    • Copy ISO image from CD/DVD disk or local network. Choose this option if you have already downloaded an ISO image from Kaspersky Lab server and saved it on the PC or on a CD/DVD disk.
    • Download ISO image from Kaspersky Lab server (you will need an active Internet connection).

    Step 2. Wait for a Rescue Disk image to be downloaded on the PC from the source chosen in the Step 1.

    Step 3. ISO image update. After downloading an ISO image from the Internet or a folder, Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 for Windows Workstations MP4 will automatically update the antivirus databases within the rescue disk.

    There are two ways you can start up a PC with a damaged operating system:

    • Locally, from a CD/DVD-ROM disk. The PC must have a CD/DVD-ROM drive.
    • Remotely, from an administrator's workstation or from another PC within the network. This method requires you to enter IP address of the PC, as well as user name and password of an account with administrator access rights on the remote PC.


    Once the Rescue Disk Creation Wizard has created an image, a folder with rescuecd.iso file will open. This file is a writable ISO disk image. Rescue disk folder location is:

    For Windows XP

    • %SystemDrive%:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Kaspersky Lab\AVP60MP4\Data\Rdisk

    For Windows 7

    • %SystemDrive%:\ProgramData\Kaspersky Lab\AVP60MP4\Data\Rdisk

    For Windows Vista

    • %SystemDrive%:\Users\All Users\Kaspersky Lab\AVP60MP4\Data\Rdisk

    For Windows Server 2003

    • %SystemDrive%:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Kaspersky Lab\AVP60MP4\Data\Rdisk

    For Windows Server 2008 

    • %SystemDrive%:\ProgramData\Kaspersky Lab\AVP60MP4\Data\Rdisk
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