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

AVG Rescue CD
The AVG Rescue CD is a free downloadable software program designed to scan and disinfect Windows based Personal Computers (PCs) that have been severely infected by a virus or viruses. 

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.


Booting to The AVG Rescue CD
Open your CD/DVD  Player and insert the AVG Rescue CD 

Turn on the PC

If your PC is configured to allow booting from your DVD/CD player, the Rescue Disk should start booting.  If the PC does not boot to the CD automatically during the initial boot process, you may have an option to either select a specific key, or press any key to to boot from CD.  If the PC is not configured to allow booting  from a CD, you likely need to enable and configure that option from within the BIOS.  One example of how to access the BIOS and Boot Menu options is shown in the image here.

With a VMWare BIOS:
You enter the BIOS using the F2 key (see 1)
You enter the Boot Menu using the escape key (see 2)

Note:  Below is a set of articles at About.com that covers common methods for accessing your BIOS.

How To Access the BIOS Setup Utility

BIOS Setup Utility Access Keys for Popular Computer Systems

BIOS Setup Utility Access Keys for Popular Motherboards

BIOS Setup Utility Access Keys for Major BIOS Manufacturers

Using the AVG Rescue CD
Once the PC is powered on and begins its boot up process, The AVG Rescue CD Boot Menu appears.
Press the enter key to select the default AVG Rescue CD option.
If you you encounter issues with viewing subsequent screens, you can select the AVG Rescue CD with Resolution Selection

Press the enter key to agree to the User Agreement.

Press enter to select Yes and run the virus definitions update wizard

If you select Online Update from the Internet the AVG Rescue CD will attempt to connect via the network card and update the antivirus definitions

Select priority 2 Virus database update to assure the CD scans with the latest virus scan signatures.

Select yes to Run update

Update will download the Anti-virus definition files  in preparation of the virus scan
Once the update reports complete, Press any key to continue

Press the enter key to continue

Select Return and press enter to proceed to the scan menu

Press enter to start the scan

Press enter to scan all detected volumes (partitions)

Press enter to scan using the default Scan Options

Press enter to begin scan

This screen shows the date of the virus signature, and will show a running progress of the scan

  Once the scan is complete, press any key to continue

Press enter to return to the main menu

Cursor to Shutdown sytem and press enter to finish
Eject the CD before restarting your system

AVG Rescue CD – Part 1 of 4 (Creating 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