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Old 08-09-2010, 06:28 PM   #1
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Question Combining anti-virus + data recovery + image recovery?


Hello

I tried the Linux-based live CD's of the main Windows anti-virus vendors (Kaspersky, BitDefender, AVG, Avira).
They work well, but they are single-purpose solutions while affected Windows users also need a solution to 1) pull data (or what's left of it) out of their contaminated Windows host onto a USB thumb drive or a remote host, and 2) restore a clean image using eg. CloneZilla.

Asking users to burn and run three different CD's is not very user-friendly.

Has someone already investigated combining those three features into a single live CD?

Thank you.
 
Old 08-09-2010, 06:40 PM   #2
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I believe SystemRescueCD can do all of these. It has clamav (antivirus), testdisk/photorec (partition table repair and data recovery), foremost (data carving/recovery), and partimage (for imaging/restoring images). It also has ntfs-3g, memtest+, and tons of other tools.
 
Old 08-10-2010, 02:01 AM   #3
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I believe SystemRescueCD can do all of these. It has clamav (antivirus), testdisk/photorec (partition table repair and data recovery), foremost (data carving/recovery), and partimage (for imaging/restoring images). It also has ntfs-3g, memtest+, and tons of other tools.
Thanks for the tip. Being a Linux-oriented project, ClamAV has a very low detection rate compared to the above Windows-centric solutions, so it would seem like a better option to start from those and try to add what's missing.
 
Old 08-10-2010, 05:01 AM   #4
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Thanks for the tip. Being a Linux-oriented project, ClamAV has a very low detection rate compared to the above Windows-centric solutions, so it would seem like a better option to start from those and try to add what's missing.
What are you trying to do?
If trying to fix a Windows install SystemRescueCD does the job,since Linux don't need AV software ClamAV is fine as a tool if you need something more you could build your own.
SystemRescue does everything you asked for in the OP.
 
Old 08-10-2010, 06:10 AM   #5
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this is easily done in various ways

you can use multicd.sh to create a super dc/dvd
http://multicd.tuxfamily.org/

you can install a distro somewhere; setup the tools you want and make a livecd

you can manually combine different cd's into whatever also..

any help needed I'll help, it's my forte
 
Old 08-10-2010, 08:10 AM   #6
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Systemrescuecd, Ultimatebootcd, grml are 3 "rescue" distros that can do most if not all of what you want.
 
Old 08-11-2010, 05:35 AM   #7
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Thanks for the tips. I already used SystemRescueCD and UltimateBootCD. It's just that experience shows that ClamAV detects much fewer Windows viruses so that it's useless for Windows users.
Unfortunately, the rescue disk provided by Windows AV editors don't include usefull applications like data recovery or disk/partition cloning, so that uses end up having to use multiple CD's.

I'll check how to build a live CD with using eg. GRML.

Thank you.
 
Old 08-11-2010, 10:23 AM   #8
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You can also try creating a "windows" live CD using BartPE. I've never had much luck though. The ones I've created have ended up running so slow from Live mode that it was almost unusable.
 
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You can also try creating a "windows" live CD using BartPE. I've never had much luck though. The ones I've created have ended up running so slow from Live mode that it was almost unusable.
Thanks for the tip. I already tried, and had the same result as you.

I did some research last night, and I guess I'll have to choose a distro based on Ubuntu or RedHat.
 
  


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