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The ESET SysRescue Live was discontinued. All the other pages, for the different countries, removed the download links. It seems they missed a page....
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A different solution is to remove the hard drive (if possible) and scan it as an external drive on a different system. I have one older laptop with a...
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Bob, you should mention that Windows Defender (WD) does not provide any direct information about results of the scan. Those results are buried in a sy...
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Comment by Ernest N. Wilcox jr. (Oldster) on Extra Security Tip: Offline Malware Scanners (June 12, 2024 10:44 PM)
FYI, I tried to download ESET SysRescue Live, but the second download item (under "configure download" isn't a link, and I could not find the IMG file...
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How do I make a bootable CD or flash drive that bears an effective malware detection and removal program? Does the “Emergency Disc” or “Rescue M...

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