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What is Mcafee Rescue Disk?

You might have used the McAfee antivirus to protect your Windows computer or laptop from suspicious malware and other virus attacks. There are several antivirus software to get rid of the virus on your computer and McAfee is one among them. With the help of the McAfee Rescue Disk, you will be able to easily detect and eliminate the threats from your system. One of the main advantages of having a rescue disk is that you can remove the virus from your system, even if you are not able to log in and access it.

Mcafee Rescue Disk tool

Mcafee Rescue-Disk Download

Download the Rescue Disk from the official McAfee website. The steps are as follows.

  • Open a web browser on your computer.
  • Visit the official site of McAfee.
  • Click the My Account button and log in to your McAfee account.
  • If you don’t have one, create a new account and log in to it.
  • Now, go to Subscriptions, locate Utilities and then you can download the ISO file of the rescue disk utility.
  • Once downloaded, you have to mount the rescue disk to create a bootable device.

There are two different methods to create a bootable device.

  • Using the USB drive.
  • Using the CD/DVD option.

Mcafee Rescue Disk Usb

Carry out these steps to create a rescue disk using USB Flash drive.

  • Download the Rufus application from the official website. (The application helps to format and create a bootable USB flash drive)
  • Select the USB device from the Device drop-down list and click Select.
  • In the same window, select MBR from the partition scheme drop-down list. Then select BIOS or UEFI from the Target system drop-down list.
  • Select the FAT32 option from the File System drop-down list.
  • Click Start and click, yes.
  • The Rescue disk will be written to the USB drive in ISO mode.

Mcafee Rescue-Disk Iso

Carry out the below mentioned steps to create a McAfee rescue disk from an ISO file.

  • Download the CleanBoot ISO file from the McAfee official website. For this, proceed with the following steps.
  • Log in to your McAfee account and click My Account on the McAfee official website.
  • Click the My Account option and select the Subscriptions option.
  • Navigate to the Utilities section and click CleanBoot.
  • Follow the on-screen prompts to download the CleanBoot ISO file.
  • You have to use a CD/DVD burning software to burn the CleanBoot ISO file to a CD or DVD.
  • Once you have created the CD, put the CD into the drive and restart your computer.
  • Select your preferred language.
  • Accept the End-User License Agreement and simply follow the on-screen instructions.
  • You can now select the drives or folders on your computer that you want to scan and click the Start button.
  • Wait for the scan to complete and then restart your computer.