Reboots during a rescue disk scan


Is it possible that malware can cause reboots during a rescue disk scan? I've been fighting off a malware infection for the last few days, and then today the machine started rebooting, or failing to boot. I assumed it was the malware, and so ran the f-secure bootable scan cd, but the machine would reboot before the program was able to scan. I assume it's impossible for malware to do this (when booted from a cd), but am asking to be sure.


Thanks in advance for any thoughts... 


  • Siltanen
    Siltanen Posts: 61 F-Secure Employee

    Hi martin86,


    The F-Secure Rescue CD boots straight off from the CD and loads a separate operating system. It's highly unlikely the problems you're experiencing are caused by malware. I would assume the problems are actually caused by faulty hardware. I suggest you to contact the place where you purchased your computer from.

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