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Building HitManPro Bootable CD on a 64 bit,,, Run on a 32 Bit????


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#1 gtpvette

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 12:41 PM

Quick question. My XP system has a ranson virus. I wanted to try a HitManPro bootable CD to scan it. I created one on my wifes 64 bit machine,, but it's having issues reading the Boot records on my XP machine.

 

Will a bootable CD of HitmanPro built from the 64 bit version run on a 32 bit machine???

 

Thanks!

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 02:26 PM

This is a quote one of the developers of HitmanPro.Kickstart

The Kickstart flash drive always contains both the 32bit and 64bit versions of HitmanPro. During the boot process it is determined what type of WIndows is on the (infected) machine, and the proper version of HitmanPro is selected. This way, you can use the same Kickstart flash drive on different versions (32 / 64 bit / XP / Vista / Win7) of Windows.

So during creation of the flash drive it is not important to know what version of Windows is on the infected machine you are about to use the flash drive for.

Hitmanpro on USB FLash drive help? - Post #7 by Edwin Engels


....you can use HitmanPro.Kickstart with a machine that cannot boot from a USB flash drive. For that you need to create a CD with the 'Sidekick' image, see http://www.surfright.nl/en/kickstart for the download and instruction manual. After you have created the CD/DVD, you can boot from that. However, you still need the Kickstart USB flash drive (which must be inserted into the infected machine), because the HitmanPro software can only be started from a flash drive by the Kickstart bootloader.

Summarizing: you boot from the CD/DVD, but the HitmanPro software will be started from the flash drive

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 08:56 AM

Thanks,,, not exactly what I wanted to hear thouugh. HitManPro is saying my disk in encrypted. Not sure if the virus did that or not,,, maybe. Not sure if it's the whole disk either. I'd like to try to look at a few files and see if that's really the case.  Need to see if I can back off a few files and take a look from another machine.



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Posted 07 February 2014 - 09:20 AM

You can also try: SurfRight HitmanPro Support - (Contact: support@hitmanpro.com)
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