Norton lately and generously is providing a free –unbeatable- updatable & bootable (via USB thumb drive or via CD) anti-virus product, and its name is (Norton Bootable Recovery Tool).
If you need to check the health status of your pc and make sure it’s not infected with viruses, or in case that you know your pc is infected with viruses, and your anti-virus program is not updating or working, or in a worst scenario your pc is not even booting because of heavy virus infection, then this (Norton bootable
recovery tool) is for you.
If you encounter an emergency situation, or just a routine check, just insert your
Norton bootable recovery media device (USB or CD) into your computer, boot
your PC up and let it do its magic! The Norton bootable recovery tool will help you boot your PC in a safe environment (offline PC boot) and then start cleaning up your infected system, eventually returning your PC to its healthy status quickly.
What you will need to work with this tutorial:
1- Windows XP\Vista\7 based PC.
2- 1 G.B. clean USB thumb drive, and make sure you know its drive letter.
3- If you are working from Windows Vista or 7 environments, turn off the UAC (User Account Control) from the control panel, and reboot your PC before starting this tutorial.
1- Download the Norton Bootable Recovery Tool from HERE .
2- Click on SAVE option , and save the small 371 KB file to your desktop:
3- Once the NBRT-SOS-Downloader file is onto your desktop, double click on it and choose RUN to start the program.
4- Now you will notice that while the Norton Download Manager is initializing, 2 more shortcuts will appear on your desktop:
5- Download will start and the file size of the download is 165.26 MB.
6- After downloading finishes automatic installation will continue:
7- After that you will see the Norton bootable recovery tool wizard asking you to agree on the EULA, you should now press the Agree & Install button:
8- The wizard will start installing the necessary files onto your PC:
9- Now the service will start:
10- When done you will see the following interface where you have 4 choices, what we will choose now is ( Create on USB key ), so make sure your USB thumb drive is attached to your PC and you know its drive letter before you click on ( Create on USB key ):
11- In the following screen choose your USB thumb drive, and press the Next button:
12- A warning confirmation small window will pop up reminding you that any previous data on your USB thumb drive will be wiped off, if you are sure you don’t have any on the USB thumb drive , then press on YES button to proceed:
13- The next screen you will see is that the wizard is checking for updates, downloading them, processing them, formatting the USB thumb drive, and adding the new files to it:
14- When finished you have to click on the DONE button:
15- Now the USB thumb drive is ready and fully Updated, if you want to check back of its virus definition status, or if you want at another time to update the USB thumb drive just go back to the wizard and click on Update USB key definitions:
16- The wizard will show you this page were you can choose the USB thumb drive and click on next button to proceed with the update:
17- Updating process will start:
18- When done click on the DONE button:
19- Now when you remove the USB thumb drive and attach it again to the PC and click on the auto-run option you will see this window informing you that you need to boot the USB thumb drive in order to use it:
20- Now go ahead and boot your pc with the USB thumb drive you just made, you will notice that Norton has made this recovery tool based on Windows 7 PE, so what you will see in the first steps is a wizard similar that when you install Windows7, you have to press any key when you see the following window:
21- Then you will see the following Windows 7 start up process:
22- The Norton Bootable Recovery Tool will start with the following screen, input a 12 X digit numbers in the PIN field as shown in the picture, and press on I Agree button after you read and agree on the terms and conditions of Norton License Agreement to proceed :
23- Now you will see this next screen :
24- If you are a computer savvy and want to use and launch some other operations from the command prompt in the advanced options, feel free to do so:
25- But for most of the other normal users they can just click on the Start Scan button to begin checking their PCs and disinfecting them from viruses and other harmful stuff:
26- The scanning and cleaning process will start, and will take some time to finish:
27- When the process is done you will see this screen, all you have to do is press on the DONE button, your PC will reboot normally now and in healthy status again.
Grab the attached PDF version of this tutorial or get it from HERE
Enjoy and regards
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