What is Emergency USB Drive?
You can create your own emergency bootable USB Drive that will help you boot your Windows computer system and scan and clean all the drives including NTFS partitions. This drive helps in cleaning badly infected system from the files infecting viruses that cannot be cleaned from inside Windows.
Creating an Emergency USB drive:
Follow below steps on a clean system having latest virus database of Quick Heal.
1. Open Quick Heal Antivirus and make sure it’s having latest virus data base if not first update it.
2. Go to Quick Heal Dashboard > Tools > Create Emergency Disk.
3. Find and click on Create Emergency Disk wizard.
4. Download appropriate compressed package according to your current operating System (32 bit or 64 bit) from : http://www.quickheal.com/emgtool
5. After downloading the package, extract it on any of the desired locations on your PC except locations like Windows, Program Files i.e. OS related directories (e.g. C:\Users\User\Desktop\emgpkg32).
6. Open the same wizard again & browse the path of the extracted folder & click Next.
7. Now, here will find an option to select drive to create emergency disk.
8. Select “Create emergency USB Disk”. Check drive selected is proper. Then click Next.
NOTE: “Create emergency USB Disk” option is disabled until and unless you connect USB Disk to your system.
9. After clicking on Next, you will prompted to format the USB Drive.
Note – Take backup of existing data before formatting the drive.
10. Click YES to proceed.
11. Now, Creating Emergency Disk process will start, wait till process gets completed.
12. At the end of process it shows a confirmation dialogue stating Quick Heal Emergency Disk successfully created.
13. Click Finish.
14. That’s it, this makes connected USB Drive a bootable drive to scan the PC using emergency scan method.
Now let us see how to scan with the USB drive:
1. Go to BIOS settings by pressing “DEL” or “F12” button while system is booting. [Note- it varies according to system]
2. In BIOS settings, find Boot Priority Options and select USB Drive as a “First Boot Device”.
Note: In some of cases need to enable “BOOT Removable drive” option manually through Advance settings.
3. Save Changes and restart system. Make sure that “Emergency USB Disk” is connected to the system. It will start scanning with below interface.
4. Let this scanning process finish to make your system clean from detected malwares.