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Using a Linux LiveCD to uncrap a (fragile) Windoze box

Norman Peelman wrote:
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Bootable Windoze disks (e.g. Bart PE) are *only* usable on ONE box.
(After all, it is Windoze
and needs the stupid one-machine-only Windoze Registry.)
In order to deal with any infected drive,
that drive must be transplanted into that *ONE* box.

...and it does seem that one or the other of
the EULAs for the various paywares being used
would likely forbid building your own rescue disc
(without paying yet more to a corporation--or several).

Re: Using a Linux LiveCD to uncrap a (fragile) Windoze box

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On 2011-07-06, the following emerged from the brain of JeffM:
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The 'mini-XP' included on Hiren's boots on almost all machines you
throw it at.

--
Let me just troll Ubuntu right here:  I like the parts of Ubuntu that are like
Linux.
    ~ owl

Re: Linux LiveCD *does* come in handy, I have to admit just once

RayLopez99 wrote:
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It is only necessary (in this scenario) that the malware is not active
while you are trying to remove it.

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http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/redmond/projects/strider/rootkit/

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FromTheRafters wrote:

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Why everyone doesn't plonk the idiot is a mystery...


Re: Linux LiveCD *does* come in handy, I have to admit just once

RayLopez99 wrote:

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rescue-disk-to-clean-virus-without-booting-in-windows/
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But you told us you buy 50 cent pirated copies of windopws from
Far East.

Have you informed the BSA?

These are the sources of some of the numerous viruses and malware
out there. More viri is written PER DAY than all of the fixes
that all of the engineers that micoshaft and its partners like
kaperski can ever hope to write protection for.
450 million+ infected windopws machines out there.

So why stop at using a Linux liveCD?
You could go and install full Linux and be done with?

On a netbook with 1Gb you would be lucky to open 3 decent
applications simultaneously before windopws crashes.

With Linux you can open 30+ decent applications and nothing
much happens to slow down or cause problems.

In any case why choose the kaperski proprietary product
when systemrescueCD liveCD is free, open source,
and comes with ClamAV http://www.sysresccd.org /
ClamAV can be updated within 2 hours of a reported incident.

Numerous other LiveCDs out there as well doing all kinds
of things:

http://www.livecdlist.com
http://www.distrowatch.com




Re: Linux LiveCD *does* come in handy, I have to admit just once

RayLopez99 wrote:
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http://www.raymond.cc/blog/archives/2008/06/16/kaspersky-offers-free-rescue-disk-to-clean-virus-without-booting-in-windows /
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2008?????
Good thing there've been no new viruses created since then.

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mike wrote:
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That statement is stupid on so many levels.

Re: Linux LiveCD *does* come in handy, I have to admit just once

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Not least of which is that the Rescue Disk does establish a connection
to the internet, and asks if you want to download the latest
signatures, plus, 2008 is better than nothing, plus, I think Kaspersky
probably updates the freeware every so often so it's no doubt more
recent.

RL

Re: Linux LiveCD *does* come in handy, I have to admit just once

On Thu, 07 Jul 2011 03:51:27 -0700, RayLopez99 wrote:

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    FWIW, you are posting this through a linux server.
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free-...
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    The links on that page are for old versions. Use the links I gave
you. I ran the kaspersky live CD, and it detected 48 malware on my PC.
Thankfully all were in my "malware collection" folder. The scan was very
slow, took > 4 hours, but at least I feel safer now. If you have never
detected malware in 9 years, I suggest you do a live-cd scan URGENTLY.
    Please do not cross-post to linux groups. We are talking about MS
malware here, nothing to do with what your rescue disk boots off.
    My original links (might wrap)
http://dlpro.antivir.com/package/rescue_system/common/en/rescue_system -
common-en.iso
http://rescuedisk.kaspersky-labs.com/rescuedisk/updatable /
kav_rescue_10.iso
    []'s


Re: Linux LiveCD *does* come in handy, I have to admit just once

mike wrote:
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Butch to Sundance:
"For a minute I thought we were in trouble."
http://google.com/search?q=%22.50.millionth%22+malware

It's surprising that Dopez can use his Windoze box at all.
I'd expect him to be in this lot:
http://google.com/search?q=botnet+%22.13.million%22

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