WinXP Pro - Boot from CD and scan

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Hi folks,

OK, how can I do this ?

I need to boot from a CD and scan/repair viruses and/or spyware.  This is a
laptop with WinXP Pro and it has no floppy.  BTW, this is NOT my laptop,
just helping out a freind.

Thanks !

Steph




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Hi,

You could try creating one using Bart's PE Builder. Look at the site
http://www.nu2.nu .

Otherwise, google for the term "Diamond Boot CD" and you should be able
to download the ISO image of it from any torrents site. Burn it onto a
CD. This will contain the following three options.

1. Ultimate Boot CD
2. Mini PE XT (compact version of Windows XP, but works great)
3. Hiren's Boot CD.

Boot with this CD and when prompted, select Mini PE XT and it will
launch WinXP. It does have necessary antivirus/antispyware scanners
with which you could scan your laptop.

Also, download f-prot for DOS, apply the updates and use it for scan.
Again, download smartcop free antivirus scanner from www.s-cop.com and
scan the laptop. I am sure smartcop will find and eliminate any
antivirus (Not spywares).

Try and let me know.

Thanks,
Balaji.

Steph wrote:
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Hi and thanks for the info.

I found Hiren's CD.  Nice toy <g> It did find a couple of viruses, but I was
finally able to logon to XP.
From there, I just removed Norton and SpyWare Fighter (something like that).
Installed Adaware and just finished a scan.
Next, I'll have to uninstall Panda and install either Avast or Kapersky.

Thanks for the help.

Steph

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| Hi and thanks for the info.
|
| I found Hiren's CD.  Nice toy <g> It did find a couple of viruses, but I was
| finally able to logon to XP.
| From there, I just removed Norton and SpyWare Fighter (something like that).
| Installed Adaware and just finished a scan.
| Next, I'll have to uninstall Panda and install either Avast or Kapersky.
|
| Thanks for the help.
|
| Steph
|

Kaspersky or NOD32 are highly suggested.

--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm



Re: WinXP Pro - Boot from CD and scan

Hi,

Mini PE XT is far better than Hiren's boot cd.

Try it and you will love it. Also, don't forget to scan your CD with
smartcop.

For freeware antivirus, I would suggest you to go for either Antivir
Personal Edition or Avast. Don't go for AVG.

Thanks,
Balaji.

Steph wrote:
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What's the latest version of Mini PE XT ?

Steph

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Steph wrote:

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I really wish that you people would quit promoting Hiren's Boot CD. It
is based on pirated software. Being a thief (stealing software) is a
lot like being pregnant ... either you are or you are not. There
really is no in between.

I am really not trying to be sanctimonious about this, but those of us
who are tired of fighting DRM issues would really appreciate the help
in mitigating the problem of pirated software.

Ron :)

Re: WinXP Pro - Boot from CD and scan

Hi,

You could try creating one using Bart's PE Builder. Look at the site
http://www.nu2.nu .

Otherwise, google for the term "Diamond Boot CD" and you should be able
to download the ISO image of it from any torrents site. Burn it onto a
CD. This will contain the following three options.

1. Ultimate Boot CD
2. Mini PE XT (compact version of Windows XP, but works great)
3. Hiren's Boot CD.

Boot with this CD and when prompted, select Mini PE XT and it will
launch WinXP. It does have necessary antivirus/antispyware scanners
with which you could scan your laptop.

Also, download f-prot for DOS, apply the updates and use it for scan.
Again, download smartcop free antivirus scanner from www.s-cop.com and
scan the laptop. I am sure smartcop will find and eliminate any
antivirus (Not spywares).

Try and let me know.

Thanks,
Balaji.

Steph wrote:
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Is it safe to say attempts to boot into safe mode have failed?

Any WinXP installation disk can get you into the recovery console to
do things like chkdsk.   I wonder if David Lipman's multi_av might be
able to do its magic from teh dos prompt.   Haven't tried that, but a
command line dos virus scanner would be the thing to have.

Another way to clean malware though, you'll wanna look at one of the
knoppix distibutions that include a malware checker and captive ntfs
(assuming that your xp pro installation uses NTFS vs FAT32 as the
filesystem.

But if the machine is that pooched, I'd be pulling data off of it with
a boot disk to get it to an external harddrive, and flattening the
system and reinstalling the OS from original media rather than chasing
my tail for who knows how long trying to rid it of all its crap.

--
Todd H.
http://www.toddh.net /

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|
| Is it safe to say attempts to boot into safe mode have failed?
|
| Any WinXP installation disk can get you into the recovery console to
| do things like chkdsk.   I wonder if David Lipman's multi_av might be
| able to do its magic from teh dos prompt.   Haven't tried that, but a
| command line dos virus scanner would be the thing to have.
|
| Another way to clean malware though, you'll wanna look at one of the
| knoppix distibutions that include a malware checker and captive ntfs
| (assuming that your xp pro installation uses NTFS vs FAT32 as the
| filesystem.
|
| But if the machine is that pooched, I'd be pulling data off of it with
| a boot disk to get it to an external harddrive, and flattening the
| system and reinstalling the OS from original media rather than chasing
| my tail for who knows how long trying to rid it of all its crap.
|

Either the the Laptop can access the Internet and the Kapersky, McAfee and
Sophos files are
all downloaded or a surrogate PC is used.  If a surrogate PC is used then then
the files can
be copied to a CDROM.  on the surrogate PC the user would then the Kapersky,
McAfee and
Sophos files are all downloaded.  a CD is burned with the entire tree of
C:\AV-CLS

The laptop can then be booted in to the "Recovery Console" from the WinXP
distribution CD.
Since the OS will then recognize the CD Drive, the CDROM with the Multi AV
.\AV-CLS tree can
then be copied to the root of "C:" making C:\AV-CLS .

Then the user can change to the C:\AV-CLS  folder and run one or all of the
following..

KAVclean.bat (Kaspersky)
DOSclean.bat (McAfee)
SOFclean.bat (Sophos)

--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm



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 Along with everyone else's suggestions, if you happen to do this often
then you might find something like:

http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=2020

will come in handy. It lets you plug an IDE (2.5" or 3.5") or SATA drive
into another computer via USB for scanning.


--
Rick Simon               rsimon@cris.com

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body of any email to avoid spam filters.

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Using Bart's PE[1] and Eset's NOD32 anti-virus[2] I've successfully
disinfected machines from CD. You'll need a Windows XP CD and a license for
NOD32 (not free); just include NOD32's folder in the PE Builder screen.

It's likely to work with ClamWin[3] (free) as well, so YMMV. Also beware of
XP licensing issues when building a the PE from it.

[1]http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder /
[2]http://www.eset.com /
[3]http://www.clamwin.com /
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