I am excited to announce that COMODO Rescue Disk 1.0 BETA is released for private testing.
What is COMODO Rescue Disk?
COMODO Rescue Disk is a bootable disk image with COMODO Cleaning Essentials for Linux embedded. CCE for Linux is a powerful virus, spyware, rootkit scanner and cleaner. CRD works more efficient than CCE for Windows because it cleans your system before Windows operating system is loaded. It is designed to be used when crimeware embeds itself so deeply into your system that CCE for Windows cannot clean it or Windows cannot start because of any infection or abnormal system change. CRD also provides you with tools to explore files in your hard drive, take screenshot and browse web page.
What needs to be tested?
COMODO Resuce Disk is a new product, all features need to be tested.
The most critical features are:
Ability to detect and clean all virus, malwares and rootkits.
Ability to repair infected MBR and abnormal system changes.
This is a private BETA and must not be used for any other purpose than testing. It can contain serious bugs and must be used only by community members. Please do NOT distribute it outside this forum as it is not intended for end-users even for testing purposes.
Having issues downloading the base.cav it downloaded to 50% and now tells me ‘Cannot access virus signature database server’.
For production I have a wish to be able to load the bases.cav from a USB drive so you don’t have to download the 100+MB file every time you boot the CD.
(haven’t tested this, so it might already be possbile tough).
There are tools that can access and modify windows registry from linux, that is why I thought it would be possible.
There is an option under “Tools” to load bases from local directory, just like in CCE 2.4
Besides, I now tested it on my real system booting from YUMI Pendrive installation.
Everything went fine. Not any big surprises to me as I already have some experience with Linux.
But, I thought /dev/sda, /sde etc… notations could atleast be renamed in CCE detection windows, as it reported my YUMI installation on Pendrive as an MBR modification but it said /dev/sde has an MBR modification, which is not clear to many who are not familiar with linux.
Secondly, I do not know why, it has been saying that a newer version was available and offering to download (funny thing is that I do not have any active internet connection), I thought I would give it a try for fun and I clicked “Download”, it then asked me to select a drive/folder to save to and then does not respond thereafter, the “cancel” button worked though.
The smart scan went really quick and the full scan was also going quickly, I cancelled it of course.
Finally, I am very much satisfied by the initial looks and performance of this great product. :-TU