CleanBoot 2.0 was released to enterprise users in April 2011. It won't be available under your grant id. One will have to call into McAfee support quoting KB71921 and they will provide you a special grant id to download CleanBoot. https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=KB71921
June 18, 2009, Version: 1.7.0
Secured2k's Boot CD
A tool to recover from malicious software and rootkits
This tool is free, however I do accept optional donations, constructive feedback, and success/failure stories for the time, energy, and knowledge put into creating this tool.
I made this tool for the many users out there that have had trouble with malware and rootkits, especially as the AntiViruses out there can detect the bad files but can not remove them due to the technology used in the malware.
This CD was NOT created by McAfee, Microsoft, or any other security software company.
This CD was created by a volunteer under the alias, "Secured2k", for the emergency use and repair of Windows PCs running Windows 2000/XP/2003 and Vista/2008/7 with an x86 compatible processor. While I have tried to ensure the safety of this program, the authors of the programs used in this CD are in no way responsible for any damages or losses caused by the use of this tool.
USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!
Boot CD Information
- Windows RE v6.1.7260, 32-bit English
- McAfee VirusScan Command Line Scanner
- ESET Online Scanner v3
- QTWeb Browser 2.5
- Xenon File Manager
- 7-Zip Archive Manager 4.65
- jkDefrag 3.36
- Autoruns 9.5
Download ->Create Secured2k BootCD.exe [~148 MB]
*** PLEASE READ THIS POST AND THE FOLLOWING "COMMON ISSUES" POST FULLY BEFORE USING THIS CD. ***
How to Create this CD
- Simply download and run "Create Secured2k BootCD.exe".
- Click YES to start the process.
- After the files are extracted, you will be asked to include drivers detected on the system. Use this if you are on the system you will want to run the Boot CD on.
- You will be given an option to download and include the DAT files in the CD. This is a good idea as it will allow you to scan your computer from the boot CD if the CD can not start the your network.
- When the Active@ ISO Burner appears, you may configure the options for CD burning (only if needed) and create/burn the data to a writable CD/DVD-R/RW disc.
Note: The ISO file is created in the All Users or Public Profile Desktop under the name, "Secured2k BootCD.ISO"
How to boot using the CD
After the CD/DVD is burned, restart your computer with the CD in the computer. Some computers may start the CD automatically while others may require pressing a key at the boot up sequence. Two of the most common are ESC for HP/Compaq and F12 for Dell. Some systems may require you to enter the BIOS and change the boot order.
What the CD Will Do
- The Windows Memory test will start and check for errors. The CD wil continue to boot the test is complete. You may press ESC to cancel.
- Once the boot CD has started, you will see a blue background with the Windows Version in the lower right corner.
- Read through the information and complete the user verification page.
- The system will begin to start an automated process. If you have the need to use wireless or to change some of the startup options, click the Initialization Control before the 7 second timer is up.
- When the system is done starting up, a taskbar will be shown at the bottom of the screen. [SIZE=2]To access the programs in the Boot CD, Right-Click on the blue desktop background. A menu will appear that will allow you to start each program.
Using the programs on the CD
WARNING: Removing system files and registry entries by mistake will break the system!
- Xenon File Manager - The recommended way to manually locate and delete/move/rename files.
- 7-Zip - Used in case you need to create/extract an archive - Can serve as a file manager too
- Autoruns - Used to show what starts up with your Offline Windows. DO NOT use the Verify Signatures, it will crash the program.
- Registry Editor - Used in case you need to manually edit the registry.
- jkDefrag - Automatic and complete defragmentation for performance
- Command Terminal - For advanced use only
- Task Manager - For informational use only
- McAfee VirusScan - This Antivirus will scan and clean your system of known detected malware.
- ESET Online Scanner - Another AntiVirus program that may detect things McAfee does't.
- QTWeb - Webkit web browser. Some sites will not work with the default privacy mode on.
- TeamViewer QS - Remote Support is available if an Internet Connection is available. You need to provide the remote user with the provided Partner ID and PIN.
- Wireless Configuration - Use this if you started the CD with Wireless support but need to correct the settings entered.
Bonus: QuickScan (for use in Normal Windows)
I've included QuickScan (QS.EXE) in the root folder of the CD. This is a utility for Windows 32/64-bit that will auto-update and run without installing drivers or registry entries into your system. This tool should work even if McAfee is not installed, working, or updated as long as there is a working internet connection.
After downloading the DAT and engine files, the scanner will check and attempt to clean what it finds in Memory and registered files in the system. This scan generally takes less than 5 minutes (2 min for me) and can quickly determine if you have something in your system.
Message was edited by: Mark (secured2k) on 2/1/10 9:16:18 AM EST
Message was edited by: SamSwift on 21/09/11 17:07:20 IST