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#1 gunner 1

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 10:12 AM

Hello again,
Is it possible to update a Kaspersky rescue disc, and is it easy to do, for a none savvy user, thanks in advance.
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Posted 24 October 2012 - 10:36 AM

Is your system infected?

Not sure what you mean by "update", but...you can find info about such at:

http://support.kaspersky.com/faq/?qid=208282173

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

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 01:19 PM

Hello hamluis,
no my system isnt infected anymore, what happened was someone ran kaspersky rescue disc to clear the virus, and i was told to update the disc every day to keep it up to date, thanks for your reply

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 02:02 PM

Hi

When I have used the Kaspersky Rescue disk in the past, it was solely a means to prepare a system for being able to run other cleaning tools on it. It was not a solution to the entire problem.

The rescue disk is used once in a blue moon and a new one should be downloaded if you find yourself needing it again. When it is used, it will automatically update itself as long as you provide it a network connection with internet access.

The Kaspersky Rescue disk is not designed to be used as a preventative solution to keeping your system clean. It is for rare emergencies.

Do you have antivirus software running and up to date on your system?

I currently recommend Microsoft Security Essentials for computers running XP but there are other free ones that are just as good as long as they are kept up to date. The Microsoft one just seems to have less impact on the regular running of the system on XP.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 08:44 AM

Hi James,
Thank you that answered my question, i should have realised that. thanks again

Regards gunner

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 09:27 AM

From the link provided by hamluis in post #2.

Kaspersky Lab products are always upgraded and renewed. In order to restore your system, Kaspersky Lab specialists recommend to use the latest version of Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10.


It's downloaded and used only when needed which ensures the current version is being used.
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Posted 26 October 2012 - 05:30 PM

Hi James,
Thank you that answered my question, i should have realised that. thanks again

Regards gunner


My pleasure :)
I understand the potential for confusion in your situation and wanted to make it clear for you. It's an excellent product for what I use it for and the included registry editor is a very clever implementation but has the potential for great damage if you aren't sure about what you are doing.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 05:50 PM

I think the Kaspersky Rescue Disk will update itself before running the malware scan, but im not positive.




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