Here’s how to use Bitdefender Rescue CD to quickly scan and disinfect an infected operating system that cannot start normally:
1. First, you need to boot the computer from a device which has Bitdefender Rescue CD on it. For details on how to create a Bitdefender Rescue CD, refer to this KB article.
• When booting from a local removable device, plug in the USB device or insert the CD/DVD into the infected computer.
• Reboot the computer.
• During the boot process, go to the Boot Menu by pressing the appropriate key, as displayed on the screen. Most common keys are: F8,F10, F12 or ESC, depending on the model of the computer.
• Choose the device to boot from: USB device or CD/DVD device.
NOTE: In some cases, when you boot from the rescue CD, you will be required to enter a user name and a password. In such cases, type the username ”livecd” and leave the password box empty.
NOTE: Sometimes, after entering the username and the password, the system will remain in command prompt. To fix this, you need to type in the startx command and press the Enter key. When prompted for the password, just hit Enter.
2. Select Start the Bitdefender Rescue CD in English from the option menu and press ENTER. The Bitdefender Rescue CD will load and it will display the welcome screen.
3. To continue using the product, you must read and agree to the License Agreement. Select the corresponding check box and click Continue. Bitdefender scanner will automatically update and start to scan all local drives.
4. When the scan is complete, remove or quarantine any infection found.
5. Exit Bitdefender Rescue CD and reboot your computer:
• From the lower-left corner of your desktop screen, click the Bitdefender icon and then select Log Out. The Log Out window will appear.
• Click Restart and wait for the computer to boot normally.
6. Eject the device you have used.