Rescue CD

Boot and investigate an unresponsive PC

F-Secure Rescue CD contains the Knoppix derivative of the Linux operating system, which can run completely from a CD and allows access to your PC's operating system and hard disks. Use Rescue CD to boot up a PC you suspect has been infected, or has had its security software compromised. Once booted, you can check the installed programs and perform more advanced repair and data recovery operations.

Note: Rescue CD cannot be used to scan encrypted disks.

System Requirements

To use Rescue CD, the affected PC must meet these minimum requirements:

  • x86 compatible
  • At least 1024 MB of RAM
  • Can start up from a CD or USB
  • Connected to the Internet or able to use a USB drive

Download & Instructions

You can also download the Rescue CD updates to a USB drive (minimum 256 MB of free space) using a healthy device with Internet access in order to boot a PC that cannot connect to the Internet. Instructions on how to do this are included in the Rescue CD User's Guide.