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#1 USN Vet

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 02:41 AM

If I burn a Linux LiveCD, and use it to boot from the CD, can I run Windows APPS, in particular, MBAM scans to remove malware then hopefully allow Windows to boot ?
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Posted 30 May 2011 - 07:37 AM

There are a few Linux based anti-malware cds that you can create. Some links below...

http://support.kaspersky.com/viruses/rescuedisk

http://www.freedrweb.com/livecd/?lng=en

http://kb.bitdefender.com/site/article/627/

http://www.avira.com/en/support-download-avira-antivir-rescue-system
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Posted 30 May 2011 - 09:31 AM

Let me clarify my question. I run Windows XP.

Assuming I become infected to the extent I cannot boot normal or safemode & XP repair doesn't help,

and I have a Linux LiveCD to boot from, and that is successful, will I be able to run Malwarebyes under Linux and do

other maintenance tasks, eg, chkdsk, delete files etc. ?
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Posted 30 May 2011 - 11:36 AM

I'm unaware of any Linux Distro 'Live Cd' that has Malwarebytes AntiMalware on it. The Linux based anti malware links I listed would allow you to boot from the cd and scan your drive for and remove infection.
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Posted 30 May 2011 - 11:38 AM

Very good. Thank you for replying.
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Posted 30 May 2011 - 11:42 AM

You're welcome, I hope the situation doesn't arise where you'll need to use one though.
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