Add boot-time scan (like chkdsk)

1. What actually happened or you saw:

No boot time scan option

2. What you wanted to happen or see:

Boot time scan - scan before windows starts up
(like chkdsk)

3. Why you think it is desirable:

By design, it would be a very powerful feature and would not
require the use of rescue disk or CCE anymore. The product can
therefore be unified.

4. Any other information:

Bypass Windows API, remove rootkits,
get in full control of the malware, scan privileged sections
or otherwise normally inaccessible areas where malware
could hide.

Please elaborate on your wish request. Do note that CAV is mainly involved in the prevention process.

Yes, it does indeed prevent (and it does it very well). But wouldn’t it be awesome if it could also clean already infected PCs?

I know that CCE/BootDisk already exist to do this job, but that is why boot-time scan in CIS would be useful. It would
eliminate the need to maintain or update those separate products (which personally I find it hard to condigure or set up -
bootdisk doesn’t work for me) and would moreover simplify cleaning process a lot, as well as making it more reliable and
more effective.

The idea behind boot-time scan is simple (as I have briefly expressed it in the original wish above):
We all know that nowadays malware (esp. rootkits) has become very difficult to remove due to the way
they actively hide and protect themselves. So, a boot-time scan (similar to chkdsk) before windows
loads gives the malware NO chance of actively hiding or protecting itself. Moreover, using CIS own driver
or a RAW disk scanning and bypassing standard Windows API guarantees that all threats can be neutralized.

Simple, effective, streamlined :slight_smile: In my opinion, this feature would give CIS the upper-hand in combating

If you have other questions, please ask them and I will try to further explain :wink:

On the other hand, your wish request is a bit extreme. Having two separate products (prevention + cleaning) might be (more) suitable resulting in a lower footprint, aid the user which prefers a portable version or/and does not want to use such large scale products, minimize exploitation surface, etc.

CCE is part of CIS and will scan upon boot when searching/handling rootkits. I would say it is already there.

As there has been no reply, I will move this report to “Added/Rejected Wishes” section.

Thank you.