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Author Topic: Anyone know an Antivirus Bootable CD or Floppy with NTFS support  (Read 13318 times)

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I need to clean an NTFS partition with virus infections.

Anyone know a usable boot disc antivirus with NTFS support - most only seem to support FAT32 which is a bit pointless these days?

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Re: Anyone know an Antivirus Bootable CD or Floppy with NTFS support
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2008, 04:33:22 PM »
I have no idea if it works for you, but Ultimate Boot CD includes mcfee antivirus (virus definitions from 3 may 2007, though).
Maybe it'd be better for you to list the ones you already found so that people won't start suggesting a few you have already seen? :)

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Re: Anyone know an Antivirus Bootable CD or Floppy with NTFS support
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2008, 04:50:03 PM »
ubcd4win definitely works on NFTS
see this page for list of tools - has the Kapersky AV standalone one, read something about that lately (off to put my brain on the rack ... was it here, dont think so...)
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Re: Anyone know an Antivirus Bootable CD or Floppy with NTFS support
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2008, 05:03:30 PM »
I have never seen an up to date AV solution that works with NTFS from a boot disc. I have been using NOD32 for a long time now and that doesn't have a boot time option. The last solutions I tried were symantec and that only supported FAT systems (at least at that time).

I'll have a look at ubcd4win - thanks tomos.

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Re: Anyone know an Antivirus Bootable CD or Floppy with NTFS support
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2008, 05:26:22 PM »
replied to your email. check the kaspersky boot disk, looks nice to me.

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Re: Anyone know an Antivirus Bootable CD or Floppy with NTFS support
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2008, 05:41:38 PM »
I think this one might be what you're looking for. Also, just about any "system rescue" disk running a up-to-date Linux system will have read/write support for NTFS (using NTFS-3G).
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Re: Anyone know an Antivirus Bootable CD or Floppy with NTFS support
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2008, 05:54:20 PM »
I think this one might be what you're looking for. ...

- that one looks really useful, Dirhael - a link to keep. On a USB stick. Thanks! :up:

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Avira AntiVir Rescue System

Avira AntiVir Rescue System is a Linux-based application that allows accessing computers that cannot be booted anymore. Thus it is possible to:

    * repair a damaged system,
    * rescue data,
    * scan the system for virus infections.

Just double-click on the rescue system package to burn it to a CD/DVD. You can then use this CD/DVD to boot your computer.

The Avira AntiVir Rescue System is updated several times a day so that the most recent security updates are always available

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Re: Anyone know an Antivirus Bootable CD or Floppy with NTFS support
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2008, 06:00:25 PM »
Thanks guys - all look really useful. I'll give them all a try and let you know how I get on.

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Re: Anyone know an Antivirus Bootable CD or Floppy with NTFS support
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2008, 06:32:39 PM »
Kaspersky Rescue Disk ISO is another option. Download here.

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Re: Anyone know an Antivirus Bootable CD or Floppy with NTFS support
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2008, 06:45:06 PM »
Thanks - yes someone mentioned Kapersky above. It does look nice but it is a bit off-putting that a big warning pops up that the AV pattern file is out of date having downloaded the latest build.

Avira looks good too but the interface is a bit clunky (to say the least - and it is easy to end up working in German ;))

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Re: Anyone know an Antivirus Bootable CD or Floppy with NTFS support
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2008, 07:46:04 PM »
of course if all else fails you could install the drive in another machine, and use the installed (and current) AV tools on that machine...

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Re: Anyone know an Antivirus Bootable CD or Floppy with NTFS support
« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2008, 08:29:41 PM »
True ...

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Re: Anyone know an Antivirus Bootable CD or Floppy with NTFS support
« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2008, 08:58:10 PM »
of course if all else fails you could install the drive in another machine, and use the installed (and current) AV tools on that machine...

This exactly what I did last week with my old laptop! I had a bunch of 2.5 enclosures lying around... Finally it was a bad RAM stick. Anyhow : it's probably the easiest solution if possible -- instead of hunting for ISOs etc.

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Re: Anyone know an Antivirus Bootable CD or Floppy with NTFS support
« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2008, 11:59:15 PM »
of course if all else fails you could install the drive in another machine, and use the installed (and current) AV tools on that machine...

This exactly what I did last week with my old laptop! I had a bunch of 2.5 enclosures lying around... Finally it was a bad RAM stick. Anyhow : it's probably the easiest solution if possible -- instead of hunting for ISOs etc.
I can't count the number of times this thing saved my ass (Laptop to IDE Hard Drive Adapter) http://www.cablestog...id=906&sku=17705 ...I use it for everything from bug-zapping to data recovery ... Recovery of shakey laptop drive in USB enclosure == Bad Plan...

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Re: Anyone know an Antivirus Bootable CD or Floppy with NTFS support
« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2008, 08:32:18 AM »
I recently started using Avast which has a free version for home use, one cool thing is that after the initial installation it prompts you to reboot the machine and it will then do a full drive scan before the OS loads. This should clean any viruses it detects before they have the chance to execute and replicate.

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Re: Anyone know an Antivirus Bootable CD or Floppy with NTFS support
« Reply #15 on: July 03, 2008, 09:45:09 AM »
I have started installing AVAST for people who need a free AV app - it seems very nice and has caused fewer problems for me than AVG8.

UBCD4W was very useful - I had dabbled with it before but hadn't noticed that you can update virus definitions during the ISO build and include multiple AV and Malware engines all on one disc. I got a bit carried away and it only just fit on a 700Mb CDROM !!

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Re: Anyone know an Antivirus Bootable CD or Floppy with NTFS support
« Reply #16 on: July 03, 2008, 09:45:41 AM »
Thanks everyone for the helpful suggestions - my toolkit is ever expanding (as my brain shrinks trying to cope)

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Re: Anyone know an Antivirus Bootable CD or Floppy with NTFS support
« Reply #17 on: July 04, 2008, 12:51:37 PM »
I have used Trinity Rescue Kit various times and found it pretty effective.

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Re: Anyone know an Antivirus Bootable CD or Floppy with NTFS support
« Reply #18 on: July 04, 2008, 04:20:02 PM »
Thanks - I will definitely have look at that. (I have added the download link to your minireview thread).