Sophos Anti-Virus: Making a set of emergency floppy disks

  • Article ID: 10030
  • Updated: 02 Feb 2011

After a clean boot, it is best to scan from a set of write-protected Emergency SAV (ESD) disks.

What to do

Windows and DOS

To create a set for Windows and DOS

  • Download the Emergency SAV Distribution file.
  • Double-click the downloaded file 'esddisk.exe' to unzip it, following the on-screen instructions. Go to the location to which it is saved, the default is C:\ESDDISK.
  • Make a floppy disk version by following the instructions given in the READESDD.TXT.
  • Add any relevant virus identity (IDE) files to the final disk in the set.
  • Write-protect the floppy disks.

Since these are disk images, disks prepared on either Windows or Netware can be used on any the other.

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