How to Remove Trend Micro Rescue Disk from Hard Drive

Trend Micro Rescue Disk is one of the helpful tools that can get rid of persistent and hard-to-remove malware from your PC. Unlike other similar rescue disks offered by some other security vendors, it can be installed on your hard drive which helps avoid all the extra steps of booting off a CD or USB drive. But sometimes even after you have used the Trend Micro Rescue Disk for disinfecting your PC, it stays stuck in the boot menu of your Windows PC.

Here is how you can remove it manually from the boot menu of your Windows PC:

  1. Find folders named tmrescue and TMRescueDisk on the partition where you installed Trend Micro Rescue Disk and delete them both.Remove Trend Micro Rescue Disk
  2. Launch Autoruns utility (you can get it from SysInternals at https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/autoruns), type trend in the filter textbox, select ATTK from the list and then click on the delete icon in the toolbar.Remove Trend Micro Rescue Disk
  3. Launch NeoSmart EasyBCD (you can download it from http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/OS-Enhancements/EasyBCD.shtml), select Edit Boot Menu, select Trend Micro Clean Boot from the list of boot entries, and click on Delete.Remove Trend Micro Rescue Disk
  4. If you have more than one operating systems installed, choose any one of them as default in EasyBCD from the same Edit Boot Menu section.

These steps will completely remove Trend Micro Rescue Boot from your hard drive. One alternative approach that may also work is to give the command RescueDisk.exe -! -REMOVECB where RescueDisk.exe is the Trend Micro Rescue Disk that you downloaded from the Trend Micro website.

If at any later time, you wish to use it once again then you can download the Rescue Disk from Trend Micro’s website and follow the steps to install it on your hard drive. Using it from the hard drive is considered better as it loads much faster and without having to use any external boot media.

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