Video: How To Make and Use a Bootable Anti-Virus Disc

If you have a nasty malware infection and you’d like to fix it yourself (without paying someone) then this video is for you.


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69 Responses to Video: How To Make and Use a Bootable Anti-Virus Disc

  1. Anakin March 14, 2011 at 4:03 pm #

    Whats the since in making a video which no one can hear. You did this same mistake in your other video. Also this is a good video for advanced users but your average home pc user wont have a clue. 80% of home pc users dont even know how to download music from iTunes and burn it to a cd.

  2. malwarekilla March 14, 2011 at 5:01 pm #

    I’m going to upload a “louder” version of then video when I get home.

    If anyone watches the video they can do the exact same thing, it’s not that hard. Teaching someone to burn itunes music files is much harder, so you’re correct on that point.

  3. Anakin March 14, 2011 at 6:04 pm #

    Not so true Matt. ImgBurn is the best free cd burner out there but also the most complex. Your average user will not understand ImgBurn. Your better off putting it on a USB stick.

  4. malwarekilla March 14, 2011 at 6:46 pm #

    top left big button, can’t miss it.

  5. malwarekilla March 14, 2011 at 6:47 pm #

    Not all PC’s can boot from USB btw. I sure you know that though.

  6. Anakin March 14, 2011 at 7:37 pm #

    I have to run into a pc that cannot boot from a usb device. If so then its too old and time to throw it out.

  7. Anakin March 14, 2011 at 7:44 pm #

    Have yet to. Sorry typo.

  8. Harry March 14, 2011 at 8:21 pm #

    hi matt
    please can you review norton rescue disk.
    on prevention it finds almost everything. it works well for me

  9. malwarekilla March 14, 2011 at 8:45 pm #

    @Harry – sure, actually symantec mailed me a box copy of their Internet Security 2011 last week.

  10. john March 14, 2011 at 9:01 pm #


    I hear you need a serial key to use the norton rescue disk? Is this true? If this is the case I cannot use it because I don’t have one.

  11. estechguy March 14, 2011 at 9:28 pm #

    @Anakin – what if the client can’t afford a new computer. I have recently formatted someones old pc because they had got it from a private school for free. That was because they could not afford to buy a new one to replace the one that they had before. They thought there original pc went out but they got rid of it long before I could check it for them. In fact their pc was so old that when I restored it the drivers where not there for the nic and I cold not find drivers for it anywhere online. So it had buy a new $12 nic so they could get back on the internet.

    Specifications on PC:
    -p4 2.0 Ghz
    -256 mb of ram
    -windows 2000 pro
    -don’t know the rest but, you get the idea

  12. estechguy March 14, 2011 at 9:34 pm #

    @malwarekilla – saw CIS down in the system tray:D

  13. Anakin March 14, 2011 at 9:41 pm #

    Yes you need a serial key to run Norton Bootable Recovery. LOL…….I love when people say “What if they cant afford it?”. The pc specs you listed are a joke. For you to fix that pc is not doing the person any good. That pc is at least 10 years old. If people can afford there monthly ISP bill then they can afford a new pc. Heck you can buy a brand new pc at Walmart for less then $400.

  14. Anakin March 14, 2011 at 9:45 pm #

    If somebody has a pc that is that old I dont even bother with it. Its not worth my time and effort.

  15. Anakin March 14, 2011 at 10:07 pm #

    You are wrong about Kaspersky Rescue Disk not working with wireless. My laptop is wireless and it works just fine. The rescue disk has a network configuration tab. Just open it up and configure your wireless NIC. Come on Matt I though you were a pro.

  16. Chris March 15, 2011 at 12:07 am #

    I followed all your directions perfectly, but when I rebooted my computer, went to boot options, then to internal CD/DVD drive, It went to the black screen with blinking dash and nothing happend. The CD started up for a second but then stopped. Am I doing something wrong?

  17. Bryan March 15, 2011 at 11:31 am #

    When running Kaspersky, what’s the reasoning behind not scanning hidden files? Is there any harm in leaving that option “checked”?

  18. Josh March 15, 2011 at 1:28 pm #

    @ANAKIN – Dude you have some valid points, but the way you come across to people is more “grand standing” to big note yourself. Give your advice and leave the personal judgments on “who is pro and who is not” will help your cause.
    We call people that grandstand a “tool”. I am sure you will be a good technician one day relax about it. 🙂

    @Malwarekilla – Keep up the good work Matt, despite other people being jealous of your success. 😉

    @estechguy – I am glad people like you are around helping people in need. Not everyone has money and those that don’t appreciate people like you. 🙂
    I know friends that take computers sent to the RUBBISH and rebuild them, giving the repaired machines to families in need at Christmas time. It is a good thing.

  19. Josh March 15, 2011 at 1:39 pm #

    Kaspersky rescue on two machines being repaired gave me an error on update corrupting the definitions. The internet and nic are working as I tested them via the browser??

    I reverted back to a DRWEB CURE IT to find their website asks for registration with email to download. This does not work on ULTIMATE BOOT Browser and needed to download from another PC on a network to copy via mapped network drive.

    Matt, please confirm this work around;
    UBUNTU 10.10 LIVE BOOT has never failed me yet for network drivers wireless and NIC. Downloading DR WEB Full trial for Linux installs on live UBUNTU boot and updates no worries. It then can scan any mounted drive.
    When DRWEB full trial is downloaded, right click on it on the ubuntu 10.10 desktop and select permissions, then “allow file run as an executable”.

    Matt, I am unsure with this method if it picks up MBR issues or not due to the way in which it scans the files from a Linux OS, I cant see why it would not?

  20. Anakin March 15, 2011 at 3:15 pm #

    LOL Josh…………….I am an IT Pro. But if your going to make a video then you should be sure to know what your talking about cause the Kaspersky Rescue Disk works perfectly fine with ANY wireless NIC.

  21. Anakin March 15, 2011 at 3:30 pm #

    @ Chris……………..Tne Kaspersky Rescue Disk will take awhile to load. Try being a little more patient. Also did you burn a cd or dvd? Do you have a dvd player on your pc? Did you try it in another pc?

  22. Anakin March 15, 2011 at 3:31 pm #

    The I meant to type.

  23. Harry March 15, 2011 at 3:59 pm #

    every comment you make on matt’s site is criticism if you don’t like matt’s video’s then why are you bothering to watch them and go onto his site to complain???
    you clearly have too much time on your hands.

  24. Anakin March 15, 2011 at 4:08 pm #

    So Harry………..Where did I ever say I dislike Matt’s videos? Wake up and smell the coffee. When you put something out for the public viewing then your are directly opening yourself up for criticism. If you dont want to hear what the public says then dont bother making a video. If Matt did something wrong then someone should point that out. All I have done was point out Matt’s mistakes and misiformation. Nothing wrong with that. Not bothering him but he sure bothers you.

  25. Harry March 15, 2011 at 4:24 pm #

    but you have never praised matt’s videos.

  26. Harry March 15, 2011 at 4:29 pm #

    also you could send him an email, not try and show him up in public

  27. Anakin March 15, 2011 at 4:30 pm #

    Harry……………….Read my first reply you……duh. See where I stated “This is a good video”.

  28. Anakin March 15, 2011 at 4:31 pm #

    I kiss no ones a— unlike you.

  29. Harry March 15, 2011 at 4:32 pm #

    yes, for advanced users

  30. Harry March 15, 2011 at 4:37 pm #

    you can make as much witty comebacks as you like,i am right about your criticism and that is a fact, this is my final comment on this matter as i don’t want to argue here, im sure you will agree

  31. Ross March 15, 2011 at 6:04 pm #

    Is it just me or does everyone seem to complain when Matt is late on a video or if it’s been a while since he posted one then the second he does the first comments are more moaning about it and asking him to test something else? I’m not saying everyone does it but…..well you know who you are! Anyway great video for people who aren’t sure how to clean a PC (I think I’ll force my whole family to watch it!), thanks Matt.

  32. estechguy March 15, 2011 at 8:07 pm #

    @Anakin – KNOCK IT OFF!!!

  33. Anakin March 15, 2011 at 11:29 pm #

    Sure……………If you can tell me what I am doing wrong? Ever heard of freedom of speech? I guess not.

  34. Josh March 15, 2011 at 11:33 pm #

    @ANAKIN – Your the IT Pro alright. 🙂 hehe
    Can you kindly direct me to your website that gives a better free public service similar to what Matt offers here.
    I humbly apologize if you do offer such services, because to correct and pull apart other peoples work on their website without doing so via private email, one needs to first “acheive the same or better services” to qualify in giving critic.

  35. Anakin March 16, 2011 at 12:00 am #

    Sure I can make a web site also. I will be sure to make video reviews which people cannot hear and give people the wrong information about a certain product. Then I can be just like Matt.

  36. Stick March 16, 2011 at 12:35 am #

    I like Matt’s videos but lets be honest here his videos are very basic, I can do whatever matt does in his videos and I’m not I.T Pro. Anyone with a damn A+ and basic understanding of the computer can do matt’s videos, honestly his videos aren’t technical at all, it’s very basic and fundamental.

    Languy99 get’s a bit deeper than Matt’s video by a mile, he shows different programs, how they work and even gets his hand a little dirty by manually cleaning the registry and doing other things that Matt doesn’t do.

    I have no problem with Matt I just feel his videos are too basic, it’s several people who makes better videos.

    Run program A, then program B then finish with program C is just lame. What if these scanners remove important files, can you show me how to get them back?

  37. Josh March 16, 2011 at 1:51 am #

    “If you have a nasty malware infection and you’d like to fix it yourself (without paying someone) then this video is for you.”

    Far out guys, understand the nature of this site and page with the audience it is aimed at! Then you will understand what MATT IS DOING!!!!

    I am sure Matt could not care wether IT people approve or not. It is not for IT people, but for home users that treat IT as a hobby that would rather not spend money when they can learn in the process.
    Blaaahhh :-S

  38. malwarekilla March 16, 2011 at 2:37 am #

    @stick – yes, I do NOT target my videos or posts to “IT Pros”, they are for beginner to intermediate HOME pc users. That’s the way they’ve always been. Why do you think I have 3.6 million views…they aren’t from the so called “IT Pros”…

    @Josh – thanks Josh, you have a brain and can tell who a target audience is. Furthermore you can read and hear. Gratz to you my friend.

    @anakin – I would say do your own thing so I can rip on it, but you’re drama always keeps the Google spiders on my blog posts….mmmm….more traffic. Keep it up!

  39. estechguy March 16, 2011 at 3:57 am #

    Matt I LOVE your idea of getting more traffic!:D hahahahaha…..I think Skywalker have a good time arguing with us idiots because he is the only IT Pro here(; hehe
    ((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( :

    Skywalker keep it up 0: !

  40. estechguy March 16, 2011 at 4:30 am #

    @Josh – btw thank you and I am glad that there are people like you who can relies what is most important(:

  41. Anakin March 16, 2011 at 5:06 am #

    Far from busting on you Matt. You have been gone way too long. Your first video was a porn joke. Your other videos cannot be heard along with this one. You tell people that the Kaspersky Rescue Disk does not work with WiFi. Who is wrong here?

  42. estechguy March 16, 2011 at 5:28 am #

    @Anakin – Sourly KRD does not work with every NIC out there. From what I sounds like Matt just did not dig deep enough to find the WiFi options. My point is that It is no more than that and you don’t need to tell Matt that he all wrong. All you should do is to tell that you have been able to use WiFi with it and the option is there. You could have missed something like that just as well as Matt did. It’s not a big deal at all. This is a community to help people out and not a place to be a hypocrite and criticize people.

  43. Anakin March 16, 2011 at 6:57 am #

    Well if your going to do an instructional video then you should know every option there is.

  44. malwarekilla March 16, 2011 at 1:55 pm #

    @anakin – I didn’t bring up the wireless option because I didn’t want to complicate the process. I shouldn’t have said it doesn’t work, so yeah, that was a blunder.

  45. all March 16, 2011 at 4:08 pm #

    hi thanks for this review

    i am having a problem with it , everything goes well till the license agreement it stop working for me , the dvd keeps the spin but nothing else just the text of the license for long time i tried many times but it always stops there any idea??


  46. warwagon March 16, 2011 at 6:21 pm #

    Great video. Ya it was basic, it felt a little too basic. It was a good video but i’m not sure the people you were catering to in that video could even find your videos.

    I also would like to recommend investing in a good Microphone. The Microphone I have which I like is a USB Samson C01u. It will give you very clear audio. Maybe also invest in a breath filter. That way we won’t hear any loud pop’s when you say things that start with P’s (As an example). Not saying you NEED this, but it will improve the audio quality of your videos.

    The videos also look fine, but a lot of other people are recording their videos in 1280 by 720. Not a big deal, but when you watch it on a wide display, which I think most are it will just look better :).

    Keep up the great work Matt!


    • malwarekilla March 17, 2011 at 2:04 am #

      @warwagon – thanks for those suggestions Adam, much appreciated.

  47. Carlos March 16, 2011 at 10:55 pm #

    Anakin, would you mind putting your ARROGANCE aside when posting, please? Last time I remember confronting you here was several months ago when you tried to make fun out of SSJ100 in regards to Comodo IS…As far as I know SSJ100 is a knowledgeable user when it comes to computer security even when I might not agree with him 100% of the time…And, as far as Matt concerns, he’s been doing this kind of work [PC spyware cleaning] for a living for several years and I’m sure he knows what he’s doing…When making a video, anyone can make a mistake and I do not think that should become grounds to make fun of it. At least, you could’ve e-mailed him in private, couldn’t you?

  48. Anakin March 16, 2011 at 11:31 pm #

    Carlos………………Its obvious you are young. Cause anyone with maturity and a brain would understand the meaning of “constructive criticism”. If you make a public video then be prepared for comments. Thats a fact of life.

  49. estechguy March 16, 2011 at 11:50 pm #

    @Carlos – on the up side Matt gets more traffic this way.

  50. Anakin March 17, 2011 at 12:25 am #

    Not really……………..Just like no one visits the forum anymore. Matt was king of malware reviews but not anymore. It would be nice to see Matt on top again.

  51. estechguy March 17, 2011 at 12:39 am #


  52. Joshua Milne March 17, 2011 at 12:45 am #

    @estechguy – haha you crack me up!! 51 now. 🙂 Thanks to Skywalker. 🙂

  53. malwarekilla March 17, 2011 at 2:21 am #

    @anakin – I never wanted to be “on top” of anything. I don’t care. I make videos because I like doing them…the rest is just a side effect so to speak.

    I DO need to make the following improvements:

    1 – New audio card
    2 – New mic
    3 – Recording in HD
    4 – Keeping mistakes to a minimum

  54. Anakin March 17, 2011 at 3:08 am #

    Thanks Matt.

  55. malwarekilla March 17, 2011 at 3:35 am #

    @anakin – and thank you.

  56. Joshua Milne March 17, 2011 at 3:51 am #

    @ANAKIN – Thankyou too xx

  57. estechguy March 17, 2011 at 8:23 pm #

    @anakin – you should buy Matt the new improvements.

  58. Warwagon March 17, 2011 at 11:06 pm #


    If you get a new microphone you won’t have to buy a new audio card 🙂

  59. Warwagon March 17, 2011 at 11:07 pm #

    I forgot the word “USB” … if you get a new USB microphone you won’t have to buy a new audio card.

  60. estechguy March 18, 2011 at 2:13 am #

    @Josh – O yes, the lucky one on the end. You deserve it! haha(;

  61. estechguy March 18, 2011 at 2:14 am #

    Your Welcome!(;

  62. Woody March 24, 2011 at 8:48 pm #

    Hey what happens if i burn the file to a usb will i still be able to add files to the usb?

  63. Adam March 25, 2011 at 2:53 pm #


    You don’t burn to a USB stick, you write to it. So yes you can add to it.

  64. estechguy March 25, 2011 at 8:21 pm #

    @ woody –

  65. Andrew March 28, 2011 at 11:03 pm #


    In this video your host PC’s antimalware has changed from MSE to Comodo, is there any reason?

    • malwarekilla March 29, 2011 at 2:59 pm #

      @Andrew – yeah, I like the control the HIPS gives me.

  66. Andrew March 29, 2011 at 3:18 pm #

    I thought so. Do you have the full Internet Security or just av and Defense +?. I am using MSE but is a huge resource. How does Comodo compare?

  67. estechguy March 30, 2011 at 1:50 am #

    Yes Matt got a HIPS replacement. haha

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