AVG Rescue CD – Final Thoughts
In my tests, the AVG Rescue CD simply worked. Unlike other rescue disks such as the Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10 which has a graphical user interface (gui), the AVG Rescue CD is a no frills text based solution. This is a strength, however, as you don’t have to worry about wether it will support your graphics chipset. There is no mouse support, so it takes a few seconds longer navigating its menus using the cursor keys, but I suspect it will likely succeed on a broader variety of hardware.
Putting the AVG Rescue CD to a flash drive was also easy and succesful in my tests. Whether using a USB flash drive is preferable over a CD is a personal choice. While a flash drive is reusable, burning the AVG Rescue CD to a CD will only set you back about 25 cents; and as long as it can connect to the internet to download updates, I would see no need to replace the CD more than once or twice a year.
For a person that wants additional options to help recover in the case of PC down time caused by a virus or malware, the AVG Rescue CD is a good candidate for testing to see if it has a place in your diagnostics and recovery toolkit.
It’s important that a Windows based PC have a good anti-virus program installed and running real-time protection. Going without current anti-virus protection, and then having to rely on a rescue disk to put you back in working order is just not a good idea.
Don’t wait until you have an emergency to try out the AVG Rescue CD. Go thru the process of creating the disk and check it out on your hardware before you need it. If it doesn’t work for you, there are other good anti-virus rescue disks available to try at the links below.
AVG Rescue CD – Part 1 of 4 (Creating the Rescue CD)
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 Page
Download the AVG Rescue CD