Kaspersky antivirus use Linux to rescue Windows

Kaspersky antivirus use Linux to rescue Windows

Windows doesn’t live up to its mainstream usage requirements, especially in the security sector that Microsoft offers few and obsolete tools with which you can do very little in case you need to save the day (and your data).

Linux live cd’s are very useful and handy when it comes to saving data from a Windows partition that has been infected by viruses, trojans etc. Seems like the well known Russian company Kaspersky, that specializes in computer security software, found a good way to use the power of Linux live cd’s for the benefit of their customers.

What you see in the above image is a Gentoo based live cd with KDE, that Kaspersky calls Rescue Disk. This tool is dedicated to the restoration of Windows operating systems by scanning and removing viruses, Trojan and malware from infected PCs.

Linux is not only the most secure operating system, but also the best antivirus too!

Kaspersky Rescue Disk


  • JustinLynnReid

    LOL this reminds me of the time I got the “System Tool 2011” Malware on my Windows partition and it would only boot in Safe mode. I had to use Linux to browse the internet to find a solution. May the day that DirectX becomes obsolete come swiftly!

  • Hjzach

    “Linux is not only the most secure operating system, but also the best antivirus too!”
    Can you support that statement?

  • Markus

    ” Linux is not only the most secure operating system, but also the best antivirus too! |

    This is bullshit. Any standard UNIX is more safe than even LINUX Servers. And a heavily optimized and secured Windows 7 isnt that bad anymore and is comparable to standard out of the Box Ubuntu in terms of security.

  • Bill_Toulas

    Yes. CIA, NASA, Google, Facebook, CERN, and every huge company or organization that needs security most of all, use Linux

  • Bill_Toulas

    Heavily optimized and secured vs Out of the box… Is this a comparison really? And even if it is, why don’t you compare an out of the box Red Hat Enterprise Linux instead of Ubuntu?

  • Christian Bernard

    Well I could in the order of hundreds of dollars for kapersky for windows or I could download the constantly updating, stays in the background, free Windows Security Essentials…hm tough choice…

  • Myles Fister

    Windows Security Essentials??? Is this a joke?

  • Zinovsky

     Look to the author certificates to know why he is saying Linux is not secure :)

  • Kiran Kishore

    “heavily optimized and secured Windows 7”!!! Care to explain what this means???

  • Drew Quinton

    can i get it to run on my Ubuntu usb install?

  • Christian Bernard

    I haven’t had malware since the day it came out. 

  • tracyanne

     the bit I like in the statement

    “And a heavily optimized and secured Windows 7 isnt that bad anymore”

    is the bit that goes

    “isnt that bad anymore”

    …. Damned by faint praise

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4557FPHHY6PFZVQ3YMQUDJY26A James S.

    Wow. Old news is old. Next they are probably going to report Windows is using the NT kernel, or that Microsoft has money. Obvious shit is obvious. Guess what? AVG, Avira, and Bit Defender rescue CDs are also linux-bootable! Does this news teach us anything new? No. Move along then…

  • Culturedropout

    You should buy a lottery ticket too, then.  Because I work 40 hours a week doing online computer support, and a lot of the machines I remove malware from are running WSE.  Or Norton.  Or McAfee.  Or AVG.  Or some other well-known AV product.  Or a combination of 2 or 3.  Stuff gets in, no matter what, it seems.

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  • Bill_Toulas

    I did not put this article in the “news” category, so I don’t understand what your frustration is

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  • Capt Jack Harkness

     This isnt news to you but maybe it is to others.

    I use Mac at work and have been using Linux (KDE) since 06′-’07 on all our home desktops and laptop/netbooks, even my work Mac dualboots Linux.

    How would I know what anti-virus rescue disks looks like? I keep an old XP partition for 2 pieces of software-games and ive taken it offline but I have little interest in caring about anti virus stories again.

  • kozmcrae

     So what you are actually saying is that Microsoft is becoming more and more irrelevant.  Yeah, that sounds about right.

    They can’t even keep their own software free from malware.  And the multi-billion dollar security industry they spawned just to keep their software afloat on the Internet is beginning to rely on GNU/Linux.  What does that say about Microsoft software?  Basically it says it’s krapp.

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  • AlanRochester

    4 years ago…”Killing Virii with Gentoo and Kaspersky” http://foss-boss.blogspot.co.uk/2009/05/killing-virii-with-gentoo-and-kaspersky.html

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  • Mohammad Khatibpour

    yes . I worked with it . I love Kaspersky and i do love Fedora 17 . 

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