Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10 – Final Thoughts
In my tests, I encountered systems where the Kaspersky Rescue Disk did not work in Graphic Mode. My experience was an inability for the Rescue Disk to finish booting on some hardware. The Kaspersky Rescue Disk, both when using the CD version or the USB version, is not going to work on all hardware. However, all Live CDs are likely to have problems on some hardware. The trick is in finding one or two that will work for you if you need it.
However, you can also use the Kaspersky Rescue Disk in Text Mode. Text Mode will still allow you to update the antivirus signatures, scan the PC and eliminate viruses. There is no mouse support, so it takes some getting use to navigating the menus using the cursor keys, but it should work on hardware that failed when attempting to boot into Graphic Mode.
In the past, my best success has been in creating a DVD Recovery Disk using the Utlimate Boot CD for Windows (UBCD4Win) and configuring updated anti-virus programs to work with it. But the UBCD4Win is more involved; it is a powerful tool that takes more configuring, and consequently takes more time and testing to assure it functions fully. So as an additional tool in the case of a virus attack, I will file the Kaspersky Rescue Disk alongside my UBCD4Win DVD and CD.
For a person that wants additional options to help recover in the case of PC down time caused by a virus or malware, the Kaspersky Rescue Disk is a tool that is worth testing to see if it has a place in your diagnostics and recovery toolkit.
It’s important that a Windows based PC have a good anti-virus program installed and running real-time protection. Going without current anti-virus protection, and then having to rely on a rescue disk to put you back in working order is just not a good idea.
Don’t wait until you have an emergency to try out the Kaspersky Rescue Disk. Go thru the process of creating the disk and check it out on your hardware before you need it. If it doesn’t work for you, there are other good anti-virus rescue disks available to try at the links below.
Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10 – Part 1 of 4 (Creating the Rescue Disk)
Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10 – Part 2 of 4 (Using the Rescue Disk)
Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10 – Part 3 of 4 (Using the Rescue2USB Application)
What is Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10?
How to record Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10 to an USB device and boot my computer from it