Make a Bootable USB Kaspersky Rescue Disk

How do I make a Bootable USB Kaspersky Rescue Disk from the ISO file? KRD is a free stand alone antivirus tool that was designed to scan and disinfect computers that have been infected. It is natively available as an ISO. But, in this segment we will use YUMI to boot the ISO from a USB flash drive.

What is Kaspersky Rescue Disk?

Kaspersky Rescue Disk is a free, bootable antivirus tool developed by Kaspersky Lab. It is designed to help users clean their systems from malware when traditional antivirus software installed on the operating system is unable to do so. Here is a summary of notable features:

  • Bootable Antivirus Tool: Kaspersky Rescue Disk is designed to be burned onto a CD/DVD or USB drive, creating a bootable medium that users can use to scan and disinfect their systems.
  • Offline Virus Scanning: Since it operates from a separate environment (outside of the operating system), the virus scanning tool can perform offline scans, which can be particularly useful when dealing with stubborn or deeply embedded malware.
  • Linux Based Virus Scanner: The tool operates in a Linux environment, providing a clean and isolated environment for malware detection and removal.
  • Current Virus Definitions and Updates: It typically includes the latest virus definitions, ensuring that it can detect and eliminate the most recent threats.
  • File and System Malware Scanning: Can scan both individual files and entire system partitions for malware, helping to identify and remove malicious software.
  • Quarantine and Backup: Detected malware can be quarantined, and in some cases, the tool may offer to back up important files before cleaning or removing threats.
  • Rescue Boot Options: Users can choose between various boot options, such as graphical mode or text mode, depending on their preferences and system compatibility.
  • Command Line Interface (CLI): For more advanced users, a command line interface is available, providing additional options and flexibility.

Product Page: Kaspersky Rescue Disk
Developer: Kaspersky Lab

How to Make a Bootable USB Kaspersky Rescue Disk

YUMI is a popular open source tool that can be used to easily create a multiboot bootable USB flash drive. Enabling users to install, and run multiple ISO files from a single USB device. Here's how to use this multiboot tool to make a bootable USB with Kaspersky Rescue Disk on it:

  1. Download Kaspersky Rescue Disk ISO file
  2. Download the YUMI Multiboot USB Tool
  3. Insert a USB drive and then launch the YUMI executable file.
    Make a Kaspersky Rescue Disk USB
  4. (1.) Select your USB drive from the list of devices.
    (2.) Choose Kaspersky Rescue Disk from the list of distributions.
    (3.) Browse to and select your krd.iso file.
    (4.) Click Create and then wait for the tool to finish.

USB Booting from Kaspersky Rescue Disk

To boot from your KRD prepared USB drive:

  1. Restart you computer, and during system post,
  2. Press your manufacturers Hotkey to enter system BIOS.
  3. Set your BIOS to boot from the USB device.
  4. Save your changes, F10 and proceed to boot.
  5. Once the YUMI boot menu appears, use the ↑↓ arrow keys to select krd.iso from the list of options.
  6. Then simply press Enter to start running from the Kaspersky Rescue Disk ISO file.

If all goes well, you should now be booted and running from your Kaspersky Rescue Disk USB flash drive!

You can store and run multiple ISOs from one USB drive. Simply go back and run YUMI again to put more Antivirus tools, Diagnostics Utilities, Linux Distributions, and even Windows Installers on your USB. Learn more about how easy it can be to boot from USB.