Are bootable anti-virus/malware scans as good as the "normal" ones?

Bogdanov89

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I recently started using the various bootable anti-virus/malware scanners, like the Kaspersky's Rescue Disk.

However i am really interested in how do these bootable scans compare to the "normal" Windows run scans.

For example, would a maximum scan from Kaspersky Rescue Disk find as many malware/viruses as a max scan from Kaspersky Total Security?

Assuming both anti-virus/malware scanners are up to date (latest versions and databases), which is expected to reliably find and clean more viruses/malware?

Thank you for helping out
 

noidea_77

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Total Security is a realtime scanner and prevents a virus / malware from being installed or even downloaded at all. The bootable Rescue disk is somehow always late. Your bank data, private contacts or whatever the malware tries to steel has long been send to the net then.
 

noidea_77

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Total Security is a realtime scanner and prevents a virus / malware from being installed or even downloaded at all. The bootable Rescue disk is somehow always late. Your bank data, private contacts or whatever the malware tries to steel has long been send to the net then.
 

Frankenstein002

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A bootable scanner scans for viruses, infected files in system folders. The manual scans from antiviruses scans whole pc but it cant scan the system folders due to os permissions. So both r necessary to run. Many antiviruses today r capable of doing them.
Hope dis solves ur querry.
 
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