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Kaspersky Antivirus Rescue CD
 
The Kaspersky Antivirus Rescue CD is a free bootable Linux based rescue cd. It has a graphical user interface and command line option.

Pros:

The image file is updated regularly with fresh definition files.
Image size is average for a live antivirus distribution.

Excellent heuristics and detection rate.

Gui and command line interface are easy to navigate.


Cons:

Graphical user interface freezes some computers.

Full Review:

Kaspersky Labs is a well recognized name in the antivirus industry with a very successful Internet Security and Antivirus product line.
This product offers excellent heuristics and detection rates with a well established definition base.
The user interface is clean and sharp, but freezes on some computers.
In testing, I was only able to use the command line interface on some laptop computers. Several scanning options are available, from just boot sectors to all drives. The default options have heuristics enabled and ask for action with each detection. Scanning is a little slow compared to other live cd scanners, but has a smart scanning option to help reduce overall scan time on systems with many documents or images.
The command line status updates are good, but sometimes cut text off. In several cases the detected infection and location was not visible, only the option to delete or skip.

Final Verdict:

A great scanner with a solid definitions base, excellent heuristics, a nice GUI and straight forward command line interface. Some minor imperfections, but no show stoppers.

Highly recommended as one of the best Linux based live CDs I have come across.