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  • #18347086 Reply | Quote

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    james de paule

    problème: pas de visu pour sélectionner USB ou dvd

    #18348178 Reply | Quote

    Long, long ago it had been a really good tool..

    But nowadays ?
    e.g., what about UEFI computers ?

    Even for me (old school PC-Worker, retired, and still firm in DOS and old style solutions!) this seems no longer the 1st choice…
    Better get a free version of Windows PE and (e.g. free AOMEI PE-BUILDER), integrate all needed tools (e.g. some of that kind, that this giveaway offers:
    – Reset/delete password
    – Fix/repair/backup(restore!) Registry
    – File manager (best with included or additional file backup ability!)
    and you are much, much better off and can even boot an UEFI style PC.

    #18349379 Reply | Quote

    FYI. I have no experience with this software. However, the Description does state “Emergency Boot Kit supports both old computers (based on BIOS) and a new ones (based on UEFI).”

    #18349931 Reply | Quote

    Avast blocked installation of this program:
    Infected with IDP.ARES.Generic

    Perhaps a false positive but I’m taking no chances. Thanks but no thanks.

    #18350421 Reply | Quote

    [ @Barry]
    I totally agree with you, Barry.
    Better safe than sorry.

    Thank you for posting your finding.

    #18350842 Reply | Quote


    It seems that AVG and Avast users are seeing that indication frequently in many programs. In some forums, it’s even said that a few Microsoft games had it. Odd why only AVG and Avast.
    Perhaps I shall download it and run it through a test, but as many had indicated, it’s more than likely a false positive.

    #18351645 Reply | Quote
    Keith Hamm

    Downloaded the ZIP, opened it to install. The install screen only stayed open for a couple of seconds – not long enough to read. Finally was able to click on the Registration link. Nothing. If I can’t install it, I can’t use it.

    #18352238 Reply | Quote

    “Limit exceeded

    There were too many requests to this system initiated using this request ID.

    Please click “Register this software” in Emergency Boot Kit again.

    We do not support bots and automatic submissions.”

    #18352879 Reply | Quote

    Same result.
    Getting IDP.ARES.Generic
    Can someone assure us that this is a false positive
    Otherwise we can all be concerned that this software package is dangerous.

    #18353151 Reply | Quote

    maybe – it might meanwhile be adopted to boot UEFI as well (which I did not and will not test)
    But what even than remains, is the other part of my comment: the much more usability of a Windows PE:
    – better workflow,
    – easy integration of other/personal tools including common and/or special backup and recovery tools for all purposes…

    #18355238 Reply | Quote

    Every time I hear a comment saying it is a false positive, it drives me crazy.

    How do you know it’s a false positive, how can you be sure of that?
    Many a time even some developers make these statements just to make us feel better.

    What if it is in fact a virus? Yet, you do not know that, but you programmed yourself to think: “it must be a false positive”.

    I’d trust more the experts from a specialized antivirus company, as they know their stuff, rather than someone’s pure speculation.

    False positive my ####s.

    #18355558 Reply | Quote
    Peter Blaise

    [ prime-expert. com ] Emergency Boot Kit v1.6 SOS is CLEAN, worked perfectly, if -s-l-o-w-, to clear password on UEFI SSD, slow = without Windows drivers, raw access is embarrassingly lethargic, even with a 3000+ MHz 4-core Intel.

    I did tell CMOS/UEFI to boot “Legacy” to USB, and I used an ancient USB v1 125 MB thumb drive ( ! ) with no problem ( was USB v1 part of why it went slow ? ), cleared the password, reset CMOS/UEFI to NOT “Legacy”, rebooted, and I was in.

    Patience – it really took a long time, and I thought it had locked, but no, everything was just -s-l-o-w-.

    The program lets us make bootable USB or CD, and makes an ISO that Rufus or ImgBurn can throw anywhere anytime, this is NOT limited to one computer or one copy or one use, this does not expire, just no upgrades – our personal registration name stays on screen, by the way.

    The screen is tiny, using native fonts on super HD, the older among us may need to squint!

    For me, an effortless no-brainier, smooth and faultless, just -s-l-o-w-.

    – – – – – – – – – –

    C’mon, folks, submit to VirusTotal and see “PUA possible unwanted application” meaning, like the DOS format command, this has powerful capabilities, but is NOT a virus, though I just checked VirusTotal again and got ZERO reports of malware inside.

    #18355578 Reply | Quote
    Peter Blaise

    [ prime-expert. com ] Emergency Boot kit v1.6 SOS Features:

    – File Manager: Backup and restore files without Windows (has full support for Unicode and NTFS)

    – Windows Password Wizard: Restore access to your PC when you forgot the password for Windows user account

    – Registry Tools: Registry Editor (edit Registry even if Windows is not bootable) and Registry Defragmenter (reorganize Registry in such way that logically adjacent data is located physically nearby, so Registry works faster).

    – Mount & Boot Center: Fix various boot problems and reassign drive letters outside of Windows.

    – Partition Manager: Create, format, delete and wipe partitions; backup partitions to image files, restore them back, and copy partition-to-partition.

    – – – – – – – – – –

    Product Manual at [ https :// www. prime-expert. com/embootkit/user_guide/ ] in PDF format, split to volumes:

    Volume 1. Introduction to File Manager
    Volume 2. Backup and Restore Files
    Volume 3. View Files
    Volume 4. Edit Files
    Volume 5. Windows Password Wizard
    Volume 6. Registry Defragmenter
    Volume 7. Registry Editor
    Volume 8. Mount & Boot Center
    Volume 9. Partition Manager

    – – – – – – – – – –

    And again, contains NO MALWARE.

    #18355645 Reply | Quote

    1) Peter Blaise is quite correct: the answer for “How Do You Know ?” is VirusTotal. Once you have a bit of experience using it, you get to see certain things, like which AV scanner companies are the longterm, major players with a lot of established street cred, vs. which are the no-name wannabees, who you can disregard. Even then, there are certain fairly common things that can trigger false positives. Look up the longstanding complaints of highly respected vendor NirSoft (Utilities), for example. So, you look for patterns and the number of flagged “hits” at VT.

    2) This is hardly a new category; no one has just invented the wheel here. Hiren’s (I’m referring to the “uncompromised” edition here) was long the gold standard in this category, and it worked either from bootable DVD or flash drive, but it has not been updated for a couple years now; there’s no telling when an updated edition may turn up. Then there is a guy on FB and with his own web pages, goes by the name of “Gandalf”, who has been putting out his own fully loaded Win PE collection for the last few years, and it did have some merit. But he began charging for it, and became something of a pain to deal with. (As Gandalf himself had pointed out, if you are technically adept there are guides and resources online for creating your own version, stocked with the utility / rescue / repair tools that you prefer.) The remaining best alternative is still free, the collection from Sergei Strelec, which gets an updated edition at least twice a year. At least, such was the case prior to the pandemic. Among other fixes or improvements, later editions may address certain changes that have come across in recent Windows OS. That said, the underlying bootable basis for these collections seems to be IsoLinux — which does not seem to present any real problems or complications for the user. These are not the only choices you could find out there, but the Strelec collection is quite good and has become my preferred option.

    3) UEFI: what a colossal pain in the butt ! It’s supposed security benefits mean nothing re my personal computer use. I’m not as well-versed in this as I should be, but so far I have found no way to get around the boot-blocking aspects of UEFI from external media, other than to ignore some dire warnings from Dell or whoever built your rig, and to temporarily reset your BIOS settings to “Legacy Mode.” Then, do what you need to do with your emergency boot & fix solution, changing back to UEFI settings once done. I would really love for there to be some very convenient, elegant workaround to this. (I would have thought that Acronis and several other imaging / backup software vendors must have finessed answers to this . . . ?) And I’ve read claims that IT departments have developed simple scripts to automate this multi-step nuisance, but when I request that they make such a script available, the response has so far been a deafening silence. If someone had a safe, reliable, manufacturer-versatile script like this that was proven to work, I might even pay for it !

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