IntroductionA powerful toolset for rescue & repair of infected machines
The AVG Rescue CD is a standalone set of tools that can be started from CD or USB flash disk. It can be used to recover computers that are not able to boot or are infected in a way that will not allow normal operation. The whole CD or USB flash drive is a live CD with Linux operating system and AVG preinstalled on it.
This document will guide you through basic operations of AVG Rescue CD and its features. You can also get additional information in the Knowledge base section of the AVG web pages.
Acquiring the AVG Rescue CD
You can download the AVG Rescue CD from the download section for free. There are two files you can download - ISO file and RAR/ZIP archive. The ISO image can be used to burn a CD or DVD. The archive can be extracted on USB device (flash drive).
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 to your preferred location.
- Double-click the extracted setup.exe file. It will guide you through the whole process. You will be able to select a USB drive from a listbox and setup will copy all necessary files to the selected USB drive and it will make the USB drive bootable.
- Please be careful not to run the makeboot.bat file directly from hard drive of the computer! This would overwrite the boot record and make your system un-bootable.
- After this process is finished (message will be displayed) you can close the window.
Preparing the computer
The AVG Rescue CD is now ready. Insert the CD in the drive or plug in the USB drive. You will however need to make sure that the computer you plan to use the CD/USB flash drive on can boot from such a device. There are various methods of setting this behavior on the computer. They depend on the specific maker of the BIOS of the computer. If unsure, consult the technical support of hardware vendor. The most common methods are:
Pressing ESC during the startup. This may display list of bootable devices to choose from. Choose CD or USB.
Pressing DELETE or F2 during startup to enter BIOS settings. When in BIOS, locate the option called Boot order, Boot Options or Boot. Here, move the CD or USB flash drive to the first place. Exit the BIOS, saving the changes. Please note, that changing settings in BIOS should only be done by skilled users.
Pressing any key during startup, if message similar to "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD" appears.
Note: It is recommended to decrypt your hard drive in case it is encrypted before using AVG Rescue CD to ensure its full functionality.
Type iso, rar, zip
Date September 8, 2011
Size 84 MB, 89 MB, 93 MB
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