Applies to Kaspersky Rescue Disk
On June, 1st 2010 Kaspersky Lab announces commercial release of Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10. The full version number is 10.0.21.5.
Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10 is designed to scan and disinfect x86 and x64-compatible computers that have been infected. The application should be used when the infection is so severe that it is impossible to disinfect the computer using anti-virus applications or malware removal utilities (such as Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool) running under the operating system. In this case, disinfection is more efficient because malware programs do not gain control when the operating system is being loaded.
Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10 cannot ensure real-time computer protection. For real-time computer protection please use the following applications:
- Kaspersky PURE
- Kaspersky Internet Security
- Kaspersky Anti-Virus.
New in Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10:
- Windows startup objects can be disinfected.
- A heuristic analyzer has been added.
- The program modules have been updated.
- RAID arrays support has been added.
- The ability to configure a network, including Wi-Fi, has been added.
- The operating system kernel has been modified.
- The third-party application packages have been updated.
- A range of software suites have been added: file manager - Midnight Commander, browser - Mozilla Firefox.
- The ability to boot Windows from Kaspersky Rescue Disk loading wizard has been added.
- The ability to boot the computer from USB media has been added.
- Convenient and easy-to-use graphic and text mode are implemented.
Main application features:
- Intuitive interface.
- Scanning Windows startup objects for malware and further disinfection.
- Clearing the Windows registry of links to removed malicious programs.
- Automatic disinfection of computers regardless of infection type and severity, including the following options:
- scanning the computer for malware using signature databases;
- heuristic analyzer;
- scanning the computer for rootkits and neutralizing them.
- Anti-virus database update option.
- Recording the application on a CD/DVD or on a USB data medium.
- Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10 is a free application.
System Requirements to install Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10:
For Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10 to run properly, a computer should meet the following minimum requirements.
- CD-ROM/DVD ROM (to install Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10 from the installation CD);
- USB socket (to install Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10 from a removable boot drive);
- CD-ROM/DVD recorder (for recording Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10 image);
- Support for booting from USB and CD/DVD;
- Support for file systems FAT32/NTFS/Ext2/Ext3/Ext4/Reiser;
- VESA-compatible video card.
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (Service Pack 2 or higher), Microsoft Windows XP Professional (Service Pack 2 or higher), Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition (Service Pack 2 or higher):
- Intel Pentium 300 MHz processor or higher (or a compatible equivalent).
- 256 MB free RAM.
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic (32/64 bit), Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (32/64 bit), Microsoft Windows Vista Business (32/64 bit), Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise (32/64 bit), Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate (32/64 bit):
- Intel Pentium 800 МHz 32 bit (x86)/ 64 bit (x64) processor or higher (or a compatible equivalent).
- 512 MB free RAM.
Microsoft Windows 7 Starter (32/64 bit), Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic (32/64 bit), Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (32/64 bit), Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (32/64 bit), Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (32/64 bit):
- Intel Pentium 1 GHz 32 bit (x86)/ 64 bit (x64) processor or higher (or a compatible equivalent).
- 1 GB free RAM (32 bit); 2 GB free RAM (64 bit).
Main known issues:
- Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10 is incompatible with some hardware configurations.
- Selecting "Shut down" while loading Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10 may freeze some laptops.
- On some computers, the CD cannot be ejected from the CD drive after restart if the user has selected "Restart" previously.
- In some cases, the user cannot save information about the computer on a USB data medium.
- In command prompt mode, the [-R[A]:<report_file>] setting is unavailable for the ROLLBACK command. Entries of rollback of the last update are not logged in the report.
- In some cases, after the user updates and restarts Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10, the "Roll back to the previous databases" button disappears.