* Comprehensive administration toolkit
* System recovery from virus and spyware infections
* Suitable for recovering MS Windows and Linux operating systems (FAT32 and NTFS file systems)
* Ability to perform a clean boot from CD or USB stick
* Free support and service for paid license holders of any AVG product
* FAQ and Free Forum self-help support for AVG Free users
* Anti-virus: protection against viruses, worms and Trojans
* Anti-spyware: protection against spyware, adware and identity theft
* Administration toolkit: system recovery tools
The AVG Rescue CD is essentially a portable version of AVG Anti-Virus supplied through Linux distribution. It can be used in the form of a bootable CD or bootable USB flash drive to recover your computer when the system cannot be loaded normally, such as after an extensive or deep-rooted virus infection. In short, the AVG Rescue CD enables you to fully remove infections from an otherwise inoperable PC and render the system bootable again.
Apart from the usual AVG functions (malware detection and removal, updates from internet or external device, etc.), the AVG Rescue CD also contains the following set of administration tools:
* Midnight Commander - a two-panel file manager
* Windows Registry Editor– simple registry editor for more experienced users
* TestDisk - powerful hard drive recovery tool
* Ping - to test the availability of network resources (servers, domains, IP addresses)
* Common Linux programs and services– vi text editor, OpenSSH daemon, ntfsprogs etc.
Using the ISO to create a bootable CD/DVD
The downloaded ISO file can easily be used to create a CD or DVD with AVG Rescue CD. You will need an application for burning a CD/DVD (e.g. Nero, imgburn, BurnAware Free). Do not use the Windows built-in burning feature, as it will not create a bootable disk.
In the burning application, choose option Burn Image file (ISO file or similar option). Insert the medium in the drive and confirm the burning. No special settings are needed.
Using the RAR/ZIP archive to create a USB bootable device
To create a USB flash drive variant of AVG Rescue CD, you will need to do the following:
* Extract the archive downloaded from AVG web directly on the removable USB flash drive. It has to be extracted in the root folder of the disk - do not use a subfolder.
* Run the extracted makeboot.bat batch file. When started it will overwrite the boot record. Make sure you are using the desired USB flash drive, otherwise it can make your Windows un-bootable!
* In the opened window press any key to prepare the USB flash drive.
* After this process is finished (message will be displayed) you can close the window.
Size: 79.4 / 79.1 Mb
OS: Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7