Saturday, May 21, 2016

Avast! BART (Virus definitions from 2011/03/29)

The avast! Bootable Antivirus & Recovery Tool (BART) is a brkthrough in the field of administration tools! In short, it is a bootable , giving you the capability to detect and remove virus infections on a computer. All this can be done fast and reliably, without the risk of sprding the infection any further. But the BART can do much more! It also contains tools for editing registry files and a tool to check and fix errors.
The latest version of the BART can be used on all -supported file systems, i.e. NTFS, as well as less common storage devices, such as SCSI/RAID. In eral, it will work on any device that supports XP. It can also be used on non-standard devices, such as those used on servers, by using the standard XP driver supplied by the hardware vendor.

The BART also supports networking. After network support is started, NETBIOS and TCP/IP protocols will be available. It is also possible to map network drives. Just enter the path to the drive (in standard UNC format \server\share) and select the letter to which the drive should be mapped. After the drive is successfully mapped, you can work with the network drive in the same way as any other (local) drive - e.g. it can be scanned by avast!

The BART is a tool no administrator should be without - or, for that matter, anybody who dls with the recovery of data on hard drives. The model is specified as a multi-node , which mns when you buy one BART , you can administer multiple computers, provided the is used on only one computer at any one time, and only by a single user.
avast! Antivirus

ICSA certifie The main, and most important component of the BART is a special version of avast! 4 antivirus. It is based on exactly the same kernel as other avast! 4 Editions, which has been certified by ICSA Labs and ensures excellent detection capabilities combined with high performance. It detects 100% of ITW viruses/worms (In-The-Wild) and also includes advanced Trojan horse detection. avast! also takes part in Virus Bulletin tests, having received the VB100 award many times.

In the latest version, the user interface of BART avast! antivirus has been completely redesigned. A wizard has been added to the interface to guide you through all the settings. The settings allow you to turn on the scanning of archives (compressed files), and much more.

Sometimes, for instance, it may be undesirable to write to the hard (for example, if this would overwrite deleted files that you would like to restore somehow). Therefore, for operations requiring storage (e.g. unpacking archives to a temporary folder), BART avast! antivirus enables you to specify where such files should be stored.

The version of avast! antivirus, included on the BART , is able to repair virus infections. If avast! detects a virus it is able to repair, control is given to a special module that performs the first phase of the repair process. The user is then asked to start the operating system from the hard . The second phase of the repair process is performed here - the infected files, together with all references (such as registry associations), are removed. For security rsons, it is recommended to perform the third phase after another test from the BART .

A fture of the BART is the way it handles updates (especially of the virus database). It includes a Builder that works on your operating system (any version) and downloads the most recent versions of the BART components (Internet connection is required).

The Builder then crtes an ISO which has to be ed onto a (ISO s are standard input files in most modern ing software). Since the virus database updates are rather frequent, it is recommended to use re-writble s.

In emercy cases, it is possible to use the updated virus database directly from the BART - by loading it from a ette.

All programs on the BART work with UNI characters, so they are fully functional even in an environment where standard pages are not enough (Japanese, Chinese, Korn, Arabic, and also some Europn languages).
Registry Clner

The Registry Clner will help you find and fix problems and correct inefficiencies in on- NT/2000/XP/2003 registry hives. It also provides ways to recover the registry following virus attacks.

The program is highly configurable and enables different registry clning tasks to be run.
Junk File Remover

The Junk File Remover utility will help you find and delete unnecessary files that waste space on your hard drives. It can also empty system caches, such as Temporary Internet Files and IE history.

It ftures very fast scanning and reliable fixing of any problems found.
avast! Checker

Checker is a powerful tool for srching and repairing errors. It is quite similar to the Scan tool or chkdsk.exe, supplied with the operating systems.

You can select either standard or thorough tests. The thorough test additionally performs a sector check. It is capable of finding bad sectors on your and marking them as such.

The program works both with hard s (including SCSI and RAID) and removable media.
Data Shredder

The Data Shredder allows you to erase files in such a way that it is impossible to recover them. When you delete a file using standard tools, only the reference to its data is removed from the system alloion tables and the file's clusters are marked as unused, but no actual erasing is performed until another file overwrites the ar on the where the original file was stored. There are utilities capable of tracing and restoring deleted files, therefore you should never delete files containing sensitive information in the regular way.
avast! Registry Editor

An absolutely essential tool for system administrators is the avast! Registry Editor. It gives you unlimited access to the Registry files loed on your hard ( NT/2000/XP/2003 only). The data in the registry can be both rd and modified. Some administrators consider this tool a life saver!.

The program makes registry editing as sy as possible. It quickly scans all your local hard s and tries to loe installed operating systems, together with their registry files. The operating systems found are presented by their name and root folder, thus avoiding the need to know the exact loion of the registry files (usually OS-specific). Of course, it is also possible to map a specific registry file by entering its full path.

From the moment the registry is loaded, the program is (visually) similar to the standard registry editor. Its user interface is intuitive and sy. The editor even makes it possible to load the data directly from a file.

Before opening any registry file, you can specify whether the file should be backed up. If you select this option, the backup will be crted in the same directory as the original file. Every time you open a registry file, a new backup will be crted. If there are too many backups present, the user will be prompted to delete the old ones.
Event Viewer

Event viewer is a utility similar to the original Event Log Viewer included with . It also has a very similar user interface.

After selecting an on- OS installation to inspect, you can browse the event logs by selecting them on the left side of the main window. Records will be shown in the main list control. The main list control consists of columns that can be sorted by clicking on its hders. You can also add/remove or reorder the columns. Record details can be viewed by double-clicking on the record. While you’re in the Event Properties window, you can navigate through the records using the Next and Previous buttons.

The Services/Drivers t lets you manage services and drivers that are installed on the system. It also lets you make basic changes to their configuration (such as startup type).
Command-line Interpreter

Even though the tools described previously are very powerful, sometimes it is necessary to go deeper into the operating system itself. In such cases, the BART contains a command-line interpreter, compatible with the standard and cmd.exe.

Often it is enough to delete a single file (such as a driver) to solve your problem; however, the BART command-line offers you much more! It has the full support of batch files; it also fully supports the XCOPY command, including all its parameters (as in the case of XP).

Another fture is the ability to run your own programs. Most programs can be started in BART and you can therefore use your favorite recovery tool to restore deleted files or formatted partitions directly from the BART .
Servant Salamander

The BART also includes the popular Servant Salamander file manager. Servant Salamander makes it sy to work with files on your drives. In addition to basic functions, such as moving, copying or deleting files, is also offers advanced operations, such as srching files according to many criteria (including srching by content), group renaming, archive support (compression, decompression) etc.

The user interface is split into two halves, ch one showing the content of a (possibly different) directory. Drag & drop operations are also supported.
Simple text editor

To make working with BART even sier, a simple viewer/editor of text files (Notepad-style) has been included.

This tool can be useful, for example, to view the report files erated by avast! antivirus, or to view/edit the user log files.

The program supports both ANSI and UNI character sets.

BART Shell
All available programs are presented using a simple shell that makes it possible to start the program sily. In addition, it displays the current state of the appliions, information, etc.

By exiting the shell, you end your work with the BART , and the computer is restarted.

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