Virus rescue disks can be used in situations where your antivirus software has stopped working. They’re available for a number of antivirus companies and are easy to use, providing users a variety of custom options for how they want the program to scan the system.

Certain applications provide the familiar desktop experience Some offer users with a set of bonus utilities. Kaspersky’s rescue disk, for instance, is powered by Xfce Linux and includes Firefox, Thumar File Manager, and a few other apps that can be useful for other uses. This rescue disk also has a feature that allows you to select specific files to scan with the service or indicate if want it to skip files that exceed the size of a specific amount.

Other rescue disks are not equipped with advanced interfaces, like Trend Micro’s. It does not have an interactive user interface and navigates using arrow keys. This simple rescue disk, however, makes up for its lack of features with a small download size and an excellent track record in detaching malware from the real-world tests conducted by AV-Comparatives.

ESET’s SysRescue Live is an excellent choice for those looking for an interface that is more user-friendly. It offers one of the most polished and polished interfaces on this list. It is powered by the same antivirus engine that powers the full-featured program of the company. The graphical interface allows for a wide range of customisation options, such as a smart or customized scan, exclusions or to run a speedy or a deep scan.

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