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#1 Jamal H. Naji

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 02:00 AM

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It may sound for many readers ODD or strange to read about free anti-virus tool from Norton, but that’s the fact, the miracle is happening. (Here is the story)

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.

THE TUTORIAL


1- Download the Norton Bootable Recovery Tool from HERE .

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2- Click on SAVE option , and save the small 371 KB file to your desktop:

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3- Once the NBRT-SOS-Downloader file is onto your desktop, double click on it and choose RUN to start the program.

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4- Now you will notice that while the Norton Download Manager is initializing, 2 more shortcuts will appear on your desktop:

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5- Download will start and the file size of the download is 165.26 MB.

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6- After downloading finishes automatic installation will continue:

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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:

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8- The wizard will start installing the necessary files onto your PC:

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9- Now the service will start:

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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 ):

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11- In the following screen choose your USB thumb drive, and press the Next button:

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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:

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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:

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14- When finished you have to click on the DONE button:

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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:

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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:

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17- Updating process will start:

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18- When done click on the DONE button:

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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:

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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:

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21- Then you will see the following Windows 7 start up process:

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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 :

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23- Now you will see this next screen :

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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:

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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:

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26- The scanning and cleaning process will start, and will take some time to finish:

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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.

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Grab the attached PDF version of this tutorial or get it from HERE
Enjoy and regards :cheers:
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1- 2011 Kaspersky Anti-Virus Rescue USB-How to make-Tutorial
2- 2010 AVG Anti-Virus Rescue USB-How to make-Tutorial
3- 2010 BitDefender Anti-Virus Rescue USB-How to make-Tutorial

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#2 Master of Disaster

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 10:49 PM

I see Norton AV among other similar AV products in the top list always..Superior..Same as Bill Gates, always in the top list of the billionaires.. :cheers: Fantastic post as usual Jamal, many thanks :D

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 06:34 PM

Interesting.

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 :


:cheers:
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Posted 12 October 2010 - 07:38 PM

or you could do it my way - https://sites.google...c-recovery-disk

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Posted 13 October 2010 - 01:33 AM

Nice ! :idea:
But Personally I don't like Norton Antivirus.
There are free bootable Disks by Kaspersky and BitDefender, and i guess they are a better option !

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Posted 13 October 2010 - 03:46 AM

how is Norton Bootable Recovery Tool free? you need a pin number to get it to work.

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 08:46 AM

@jamal
If I get it right, and in a nutshell, the guys from Symantec ask to put in a legally obtained serial number or PIN, and you suggest to input twelve X's instead? :cheers:

I wonder why, if this was intended by the Copyright holder, and the tool is actually free for everyone, why the good Symantec guys didn't put this kind of info on the homepage of the tool. :cheers:


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Posted 14 October 2010 - 09:04 AM

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Wonko, in the first edition of this tool a couple of months ago, Symantec asked for a 25 digits legally purchased product key, and back then you could use any key from Norton AV or Norton IS 2008-2009-2010-2011 to input when you use the recovery tool.

Recently and generously Symantec seems that they offered this tool for free as advertised, and they changed the 25 digits product key input, they changed it to as you see a 12 digit pin code, where you actually input any combination of keys there to proceed with using the software, and not just the 12 X digits I suggested in the tutorial.

So what is your suggestion?
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Posted 14 October 2010 - 09:14 AM

So what is your suggestion?


I don't have *any*.

Personally I stay clear of ANYTHING produced by Symantec since 2004, so I have NO idea (nor personal interest) in this or ANY other tool from them.

I simply wondered that if it is actually "free" then there is no need for a PIN, and since I am not going to download 165 Mb of (to me) perfectly unuseful software to be able to read it's EULA or to click on the "Where do I find my PIN?" link on the install wizard, I guess this queer behaviour won't have a meaningful explanation.

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 09:14 AM

Thanks for this. Cant try it yet. But later, will try and merge into an exisiting G4D project.

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 03:39 AM

Puting Xs works but putting numbers does not work:



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Posted 15 October 2010 - 09:22 AM

Puting Xs works but putting numbers does not work:

first you didnt read the tutorial and you didnt know it works with Xs..now when you discovered it work with Xs you want it to work with 1s..while you dont know also that number 1 is not in the dictionary of Norton product keys..so why dont you use the combination that works (Xs) and spare us the unnecessary comments? :D

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 12:16 PM

first you didnt read the tutorial and you didnt know it works with Xs..now when you discovered it work with Xs you want it to work with 1s..while you dont know also that number 1 is not in the dictionary of Norton product keys..so why dont you use the combination that works (Xs) and spare us the unnecessary comments? :D


Well, it doesn't seem very nice to me asking someone to spare his/her comments, because you find them "unnecessary", this is an open community, remember, and every comment is welcome as long as it isn't nasty towards another member. :)

Also, if you had read last post by jamal on this thread, :

Recently and generously Symantec seems that they offered this tool for free as advertised, and they changed the 25 digits product key input, they changed it to as you see a 12 digit pin code, where you actually input any combination of keys there to proceed with using the software, and not just the 12 X digits I suggested in the tutorial.

the one by bootluva may appear far less "unnecessary". :D

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 11:22 PM

ATTN shiggidy_

Maybe YOU should learn how to read.... :D

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 12:58 AM

Thank You Jamal For Fantastic Post, I was badly needing a good working Antivirus for my NativeEx_Win7 build so I thought This would fit the bill, but sadly NO, I tried to chainload the NBRT.iso into my NativeEx_Win7 Grub Menu but could not get it to load properly from the grub menu, although the NBRT.iso would load just fine in VM without grub Menu.
So being dissatisfied with with arrangement I proceeded to write NortonBootableRecoveryTool.script and I now have Norton within my PE Build thanks to your tutorial.
With Permission from Nuno I would like to make my script available to Winbuilder Public if that would be OK.
Yes, The Pin does work with all X's
and the virus defs are dated Oct 20 2010,
if you have network connection in your PE Build
Norton Bootable Recovery Tool Will Autoupdate Virus Definitions
Right Now I have it running from CD so I may need to make
some changes in my .script

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 02:29 AM

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thank you RoyM for sharing your experience, I urge you to post it with pictures here so everybody benefit from, regards :dubbio:
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Posted 22 October 2010 - 10:24 PM

Thanks Jamal
Right now I'm consulting with Nuno to see if Symantec will allow publishing of my script with their files contained within. If Symantec will not allow me to include their files in my script, I will have to write an alternative script for the Winbuilder community, Until then here some eye candy of my working NativeEX_Win7 Build with working NBRT.script



I'm trying to post pictures of my norton script, but can't seem to get it to work, I need some help please with trying to embed my .jpgs into my posts.

Edited by RoyM, 22 October 2010 - 10:47 PM.


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Posted 23 October 2010 - 03:27 PM

Thanks Jamal for this very useful tutorial.
I often help friends to clean their PC's with trash like spyware etc.. and then this program comes in very handy.

Thanks again and keep on doing what you do very well and that's surprising us with your tutorials.


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Posted 24 October 2010 - 05:15 AM

ATTN RoyM

this is one way to insert images:
first create your image,then upload your image to www.imageshack.us ( must be US,not COM )
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and then click on the "insert image" button and paste the link from Imageshack:
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Posted 05 November 2010 - 04:02 AM

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Thank you ube and Areeb, you may also consider the following Anti-Virus Rescue USBs since they are also very powerfull, and you can have a set of top 4 AV products in your work, regards:
1- 2011 Kaspersky Anti-Virus Rescue USB-How to make-Tutorial
2- 2010 AVG Anti-Virus Rescue USB-How to make-Tutorial
3- 2010 BitDefender Anti-Virus Rescue USB-How to make-Tutorial
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Posted 09 November 2010 - 10:02 AM

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This is the Link to the latest scriprt that RoyM did and mentioned above. very good work.
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Posted 07 December 2010 - 04:32 PM

jamal - just like to say thanks for particulary this and the other tutorials you have created - great work.

The addition of .pdf versions is also much appreciated and helps open up these areas/topics to all independant on previous experience in the field of winpe and custom system builds.

This site/forum is one of the best around for knowledge sharing.

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 11:37 PM

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Thank you captain-midnight for your nice words, and also thank you for all members and guests, who said thank you here in the forum, or in their e-mails, thank you all, and welcome to the boot-land empire :worship:
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