Free Tool: VIPRE PC Rescue Program

November 24th, 2009

I find it very handy to carry around with me a portable antivirus scanner that I can use to clean up any infected PCs that I come across.

My favorite tool of choice is Sunbelt Software's VIPRE PC Rescue Program.

The VIPRE Rescue Program is a command-line utility that will scan and clean an infected computer that is so infected that programs cannot be easily run.

The VIPRE Rescue Program is packaged into a self-extracting executable file (.exe) that prompts the user for an "unpack" or installation location, then starts the scanner and performs a deep scan. The user can start the program either by opening it via windows or from the command line.

Virus definitions are included, and the program is self-running once executed. The initial scan, and all subsequent scans, include Rootkit Detection. Four command line options are available, perform a deep scan, perform a quick scan, log the events, and disabling the rootkit.

Detections are consistent with the full VIPRE, and the VIPRE Rescue Program is designed to disinfect a system so infected that a user cannot install VIPRE.

Good bit of kit! Highly recommended!

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