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(Windows 7: Lesson 5)

{ Download and Run BitDefender Rescue CD (Antivirus Scan) }

Section 0. Background Information
  1. BitDefender Rescue CD 
    • BitDefender Rescue CD is freely provided by BitDefender.  BitDefender provides a full suite of security tools.  Using the BitDefender Rescue CD, you have the ability to do the following: (1) boot a windows operating system into a Xubuntu environment, (2) mount up the windows filesystem for access, and (3) scan the mounted windows file system for viruses.

  2. Lab Notes
    • In this lab we will do the following:
      1. Download the BitDefender iso
      2. Boot Windows 7 VM into the BitDefender Rescue Environment
      3. Using BitDefender Rescue CD
      4. Update BitDefender
      5. Run BitDefender Antivirus Scan

  3. Prerequisites
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Section 1. Download BitDefender
  1. Open A Firefox Browser
    • Notes
      • Login to the machine that has VM Player Installed.
    • Instructions
      1. Click on the Windows Start Button
      2. Type firefox in the search box
      3. Click on Mozilla Firefox


  2. Open A Firefox Browser


  3. Navigate and Save
    • Instructions
      1. Navigate to your external USB hard drive.
      2. Create a directory call Anti-Virus Live CD on your
      3. Click Save


Section 2. Start your Windows 7 VM
  1. Edit Virtual Machine Settings
    • Instructions
      1. Click on Windows 7
      2. Click on Edit virtual machine


  2. Configure CD/DVD (IDE)
    • Instructions
      1. Configure CD/DVD (IDE)
      2. Click the radio button "Use ISO image file:"
      3. Click the Browse button and Navigate to the location of the bitdefender-rescue-cd.iso
      4. Click the Okay button


  3. Start Windows 7
    • Instructions
      1. Click on Windows 7
      2. Click on Play virtual machine


  4. Access the Boot Menu
    • Instructions
      1. Once you see the below vmware screen, (1) Left Click in the screen and (2) press the <Esc> key.


  5. Boot from CD-ROM Drive
    • Instructions
      1. Arrow Down to where CD-ROM Drive is highlighted
      2. Press <Enter>


Section 3. Using Bitdefender Rescue CD
  1. BitDefender Rescue Menu
    • Instructions
      1. Select Language of Choice, English is default.


  2. BitDefender Rescue Mode - Welcome
    • Instructions
      1. Do not click Continue.
      2. Click the X to close the BitDefender Application for now.


  3. Open BitDefender Display Settings
    • Instructions
      1. Select the X from the GUI Panel
      2. Settings --> Display


  4. Select Display
    • Instructions
      1. Select 1024 x 768


  5. Set Display
    • Instructions
      1. Click Apply
      2. Click Close


  6. Start Bitdefender Scanner
    • Instructions
      1. Click the X on the GUI
      2. System --> Bitdenfender Scanner


  7. Bitdenfender Rescue Mode - Welcome
    • Instructions
      1. Click Continue


  8. Bitdenfender Update
    • Notes (FYI):
      1. Bitdefender will now download the latest updates for their scanner.
      2. This will take around 15 minutes.


  9. Scan Now
    • Instructions
      1. Click Scan Now


  10. Start Scan
    • Instructions
      1. Click on LocalDisk-0
      2. Click Open


  11. Bitdenfender Antivirus Scanner
    • Notes (FYI):
      1. Bitdefender will show a loading screen before the scan begins.
    • Instructions
      1. Click Scan


  12. Viewing Results
    • Notes (FYI):
      1. The white status pain will list any found viruses.
      2. In my case, Bitdefender identicates that it could not run a scan on an AVG2013 dat file.  (No Big Deal)
    • Instructions
      1. Click on the Log viewer
      2. Continue to Proof of Lab Section (Do not close Log viewer)


Section 4. Proof of Lab
  1. Open a Terminal
    • Notes (FYI):
      1. The white status pain will list any found viruses.
      2. In my case, Bitdefender identicates that it could not run a scan on an AVG2013 dat file.  (No Big Deal)
    • Instructions
      1. Click on the X on the GUI
      2. Click on Terminal


  2. Proof of Lab Instructions
    • Instructions:
      1. date
      2. Press <Enter>
      3. echo "Your Name"
        • Replace the string "Your Name" with your actual name.
        • e.g., echo "John Gray"
      4. Do a PrtScn
      5. Paste into a word document
      6. Upload to Moodle


  3. Edit Virtual Machine Settings
    • Instructions
      1. From the VM Player Menu Bar do the following:
      2. Select Virtual Machine
      3. Select Virtual Machine Settings...


  4. Edit CD/DVD (IDE)
    • Instructions
      1. Select CD/DVD (IDE)
      2. Select the Connection radio button: Use physical drive, with Auto detect selected.
      3. Click the OK Button


  5. Windows 7 - VMware Player CD-ROW Disconnect Message
    • Instructions
      1. Select Yes


  6. Shutdown Machine
    • Instructions
      1. Click the small Shutdown icon on the bottom GUI bar (See Below)
      2. Click the big Shutdown icon.

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