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COMODO Rescue Disk 2.0 combats even deeply embedded malware

21 January 2013, Mike Williams

COMODO has released COMODO Rescue Disk 2.0, a bootable environment which includes a copy of Cleaning Essentials for Linux to help remove even the most deeply embedded malware.

Changes from the previous 1.x betas are fairly basic, and for instance include some bug fixes and the inclusion of the very latest COMODO Antivirus Engine for Linux (1.2.3). Otherwise the package remains a capable rescue disc which is worth considering for your emergency toolkit.

The system is relatively lightweight, for instance, coming in the form of a 50MB ISO image.

The Rescue Disk is extremely easy to use, and does a good job of finding and removing malware

And it’s focused very much on ease of use. There are no technicalities here: the system boots directly to COMODO Cleaning Essentials and you’re able to fire off a full scan of your system in just a couple of clicks.

If you’re willing to go a little further, though, the Rescue Disk provides extra tools which can help.

Are you having problems reaching the internet, for instance? Click the icon of two monitors top-right and you’re able to view and reconfigure your network settings via SliTaz Network Manager.

COMODO Cleaning Essentials itself can manually import a virus update, if you’re able to download the file elsewhere (click Tools > Import Signature Database from within the program).

And if you click the Applications button top-left you’ll find links to a file manager, and a web browser (very useful if you need more help in solving your problem). All of which are very usable, even if you’re a total Linux newbie.

COMODO Rescue Disk 2.0 isn’t just a single function tool, then. And if you find your PC is no longer booting properly then it just might prove a useful addition to your system.

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