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.
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
- Rescue CD User's Guide ( PDF, 121 KB )
- Rescue CD 3.16 Release Notes ( TXT, 2 KB )
- Rescue CD 3.16 ( ISO, 136 MB )
MD5 checksum: 81d3b6a13eb61756b366ba51dfde2766
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.