The new trend in the PC malware is ransomware. The ransomware is a malware that locks your PC or encrypts the documents on your PC and demands you to transfer money to the cybercriminals account so that they can unlock your PC or decrypt the files. There are some ransomware like FBI Monkeypak and Reveton that have infected a multitude of people. You can use the free Anvi Rescue Disk to clean these types of known ransomware from your PC.
Anvi Rescue Disk is a specially designed bootable Linux CD that can be used to clean ransomware and other malware from your PC. You can download it from the Anvisoft website. The download is a zipped archive of around 107 megabytes. Inside the zipped archive is a bootable ISO image which you can burn to a blank CD using a tool like ISO Workshop. The archive also contains a file BootUSB.exe which can be used to create a bootable USB flash disk.
When you boot using this Anvi Rescue Disk (whether using the CD or the USB disk), you would see the Rescue Disk interface after some time. Here you can choose to scan the computer using the quick flash scan or a full computer scan. You can also choose to scan a particular folder of your computer. However you must be connected to the internet, because Anvi Rescue Disk uses cloud malware definitions.
The scanning would scan your computer system for ransomeware malware and bootsector viruses. The flash scan takes smaller time compared to the full computer scan. The time taken also depends on the size of your hard disks. If any malware are found on your PC, then Anvi Rescue Disk would list them and you can fix them by clicking on the Fix Now button as shown in the picture below.
In addition to the malware removal ability of Anvi Rescue Disk, it can also check your system for any security related problems under the Repair section. This section allows you to scan your system for potential security problems like missing system file associations, browser hijacks, network settings, firewall settings and more. You can repair the found problems by clicking on the Repair button as shown in the picture below.
Anvi Rescue Disk is a very easy to use tool to get rid of known ransomware like FBI Moneypak. It can detect and remove malware from your PC using latest in-the-cloud malware definitions. Even if your system is not infected, you can use it to check the security settings of your PC and see if there are any potential problems.
You can download Anvi Rescue Disk from http://www.anvisoft.com/product/rescuedisk.html.