Author Topic: How to boot scan in vista 64 bit?  (Read 13027 times)

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Offline MIKEMAC

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How to boot scan in vista 64 bit?
« on: February 12, 2009, 05:37:29 PM »
I know currently 64 bit is not supported for boot time scans which stinks, but I read that the bart cd would let you do that and that's why I got it. Now dumb question, once I boot from the cd were would I go to do the boot time scan? I read that maybe in avast 5 edition it will be supported but only bart cd would work for now so that's why I got it. Just stupid on how to use it thanks... ;D

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Re: How to boot scan in vista 64 bit?
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2009, 06:22:31 PM »
Well I don't believe you go anywhere, rather run the scan from the BART CD (bootable), which is I assume running in Windows PE (which is in the Bart CD I believe), so it is effectively outside your standard windows version.

I don't have the Bart CD so I don't speak from experience.
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Re: How to boot scan in vista 64 bit?
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2009, 12:40:51 AM »
There's no "boot-time scan" in BART CD - that wouldn't make much sense.
I believe what the suggestions meant was that, as David said, when booting from a CD, the operating system isn't started from disk - so any malware, possibly installed in the system, doesn't have any chance to run.

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Re: How to boot scan in vista 64 bit?
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2009, 12:47:59 AM »
There's no "boot-time scan" in BART CD - that wouldn't make much sense.
I believe what the suggestions meant was that, as David said, when booting from a CD, the operating system isn't started from disk - so any malware, possibly installed in the system, doesn't have any chance to run.

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