AVG Rescue CD – Part 1 of 4 (Creating the Rescue CD)

AVG Rescue CD Version 9.x
The AVG Rescue CD is a powerful must-have toolkit for the rescue and repair of infected Personal Computers (PCs).  While it can be used by anyone with a little tech savvy, it also provides a few additional utilities useful for system administrators and other IT professionals

The AVG Rescue CD is downloaded from the AVG website as an ISO image file.  Once downloaded it can be burned to a CD or written to a removable USB device, such as a flash drive.  The resulting CD or flash drive is bootable and provides an isolated environment from which to run virus scans and attempt to disinfect the PC.

Features include:

  • 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 flash drive
  • A text based menu that should work with most graphic chipsets
  • Free support for license holders of any pay AVG product
  • Free forum and FAQ access for all users of the CD
  • TestDisk – a hard drive recovery tool

Downloading the AVG Rescue CD
Go to MooreMN Downloads or the AVG Rescue CD page
Download the AVG Rescue CD ISO image file to your hard drive.

Burning the AVG Rescue CD to CD
After downloading the ISO image file you will need a software program capable of burning an ISO image to CD.  An ISO file is a disc image format that needs to be burned to a CD in a specific way to assure you will be able to use the resulting CD and access its features.  Within your CD/DVD burning software program, look for an option to burn an image .  Most CD/DVD burning programs can normally burn their own propriatary image format as well as an ISO image file to a CD.  Also, Windows 7 has a utility that allows you to burn an ISO image to disc.

Some CD software burning programs that can burn an ISO image to CD include:

  • Alcohol 120%
  • Ashampoo Burning Studio
  • CDBurnerXP
  • Daemon Tools Pro
  • ImgBurn
  • MagicISO
  • Nero Burning ROM
  • PowerISO
  • Windows Disc Image Burner (This is a native function within Windows 7)

Within your CD/DVD burning software, look for an indication that you are writing or burning an image file to disc.  You will want to look for an option such as:

  • Write image file to disc
  • Burn image
  • Burn an image file

Burning the AVG Rescue CD to CD Using Windows 7
If you have Windows 7, you can simply insert a CD into your burner, right click on the avg_arl_cd_en_90_xxxxxx.iso file, and select Burn disc image. This will open Windows Disc Image Burner. Just click on the Burn button to create your CD.

Burning the AVG Rescue CD to a CD Using ImgBurn
Here is an example using ImgBurn, which is a freeware program capable of burning many image formats to a CD, including the ISO image format.  To burn an ISO image to a CD using ImgBurn, open the program and select Write image file to disc

From the window that opens, click on the folder icon to the right of Please select a file
browse to the folder containing the AVG Rescue CD ISO (avg_arl_cd_en_90_xxxxxx.iso) and select it for burning.

After selecting the ISO file, you should notice the following information
Source – avg_arl_cd_en_90_xxxxxx.iso –  This is the image file to be burned
File Sys – ISO9660 (Bootable), Joliet – This indicates you are burning a bootable ISO image
Ready – In the lower left hand corner, it will say ‘Ready’, indicating it’s ok to burn the CD.

Now simply click on the burn button, as shown here to create a AVG Rescue CD.

Once the CD is burned, you will have a tool that can help you recover from a major virus attack.

AVG Rescue CD – Part 2 of 4 (Using the Rescue CD)

AVG Rescue CD – Part 3 of 4 (Creating a Bootable USB Flash Drive)

AVG Rescue CD – Part 4 of 4 (Conclusion)

AVG Rescue CD Page

Download the AVG Rescue CD


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