Kaspersky 2011 Rescue USB How to make-Tutorial Guide
This is my third update on the subject, because of hundreds of emails from readers asking me to input everything again in one tutorial, mentioning also other best possible methods to update this rescue USB, so here we are:
Method # 1:
1- You need at least a 1 GB or better USB 2.0 or better empty thumb drive.
2- You need to work with elevated privileges (Run as administrator) if you are working from Windows 7 or Vista.
3- Download the latest (kav_rescue_10.iso) image from its official direct download link HERE, it’s a 195 MB download in size, save it to your desktop.
4- Download the (Kaspersky_Essentials.zip) file from HERE, it’s a 15.7 MB download in size, save it to your desktop, after download is complete, EXTRACT it to your desktop, you should see 5 folders as follows:
5- Open folder # 1 and execute (usb_disk_storage_format.exe) and follow steps below:
6- Open folder # 2 and execute (grubinst_gui.exe), follow steps below:
7- Open folder # 3 and copy all its contents to the USB thumb drive, they should look like this now:
8- Now we need to update the virus-definitions of the (kav_rescue_10.iso) image you downloaded in step # 3 above, before we can use it, so if you are going to use this USB thumb drive on a PC connected to the internet, then you can skip this step, and proceed to the step # 14, because you can download the updates from the internet, otherwise if you need to offline update the ISO image, then open folder # 4, and copy (kav_rescue_10.iso) image inside that folder, it should look like this:
9- Now execute (START.exe), you should 1st see this popup window, press OK to proceed, this will take an hour or more to finish and produce the new updated ISO image:
10- In few seconds the update will start, and it may take an hour or more to finish depending on your internet speed:
11- When done you should see this popup window informing you that the new updated ISO image is created, press OK to exit:
12- This is the new ISO image that is created:
13- IMPORTANT: If the updating suddenly disappear, and you do not see what in steps 11 & 12 above, that means the internet got disconnected for moments causing the operation to be terminated, so don’t worry, go Execute the (START.exe) again, it will continue from where it left.
14- Now after you’ve done and you got the (kav_rescue_2011.iso) image ready, I want you to rename it to (rescue.iso) and copy it inside(rescue) folder inside the USB thumb drive:
15- What’s inside (rescue) folder should look like this;
16- Now the root of the USB should look like this:
17- Now the USB thumb drive is updated & ready to be tested, now when you boot your PC with this USB thumb drive you should see this screen first, press ENTER to proceed :
Method # 2:
2011 Kaspersky Anti-Virus & Internet Security, both include a special utility tool which allows you to create a Rescue Disk ISO image, and update that image, and also you can record that image to the USB thumb drive, to achieve those steps you need to have one of the Kaspersky 2011 Anti-Virus or Internet Security installed on your PC, or if you do have another Anti-Virus software, then you can try Install any of the Kaspersky apps mentioned above on a Windows based Virtual machine, so in this case you do not mess up your system.
Kaspersky 2011 AV or IS are not free but they are available as trial versions, and that’s good enough for us to make a Rescue ISO image and update it and record it to a USB thumb drive, you can download the trial versions as follows:
- Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 – download trial from HERE.
- Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011 - download trial from HERE.
After you download and install Kaspersky 2011, activate the trial version to get the full options of the program, then update it, then after that go to the tools menu, and choose the Rescue CD creation wizard, you will be asked if you want to download an ISO image from the net or browse to an already image you have on your PC, then after that you can update that ISO image:
After updating your downloaded ISO image or the existing one you already have, you will have the choice to either save that image for later use, like burn to CD, or record it to a USB thumb drive; you can do both choices simultaneously:
Method # 3:
Another fast method to record the Rescue Disk ISO image on USB is by using this Kaspersky USB rescue Disk Maker, you can find it inside folder # 5 mentioned in step #4/Method #1 above.
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