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AVG Rescue CD: Antivirus Review

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The Bottom Line

AVG Rescue CD proves that sometimes the best things in life can be free. The AVG Rescue CD provides a bootable rescue solution that enables access to the infected or damaged drive from either a CD or USB drive. Included are several useful system utilities to assist with diagnostics and repair. 20 language versions of Windows XP, Vista, 7, 2003, and 2008 are all supported. And did we mention, it's free?


  • Portable, bootable PC rescue via CD or USB
  • Full range of operating system support
  • Available in 20 languages
  • Includes diagnostic and repair utilities


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  • AVG Rescue CD is a Linux-based distribution that enables you to boot safely to an infected or damaged Windows PC for repairs.
  • The bootable USB option provides a portable antivirus rescue solution that can be updated with fresh virus definition files.
  • The included system utilities provide file management, editing and diagnostic tools for troubleshooting and repair.
  • AVG Rescue CD is free, supports all common Windows versions, and is available in 20 different languages.

Guide Review - AVG Rescue CD: Antivirus Review

The free AVG Rescue CD combines a bootable rescue platform with antivirus and system utilities to help ferret out even the most stubborn infections. Utilities include a file manager (Midnight Commander), Windows Registry Editor, a text editor, and various drive recovery and network diagnostic tools.

AVG Rescue CD can be used to create either a bootable USB flash drive or bootable CD, and supports Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7, as well as Windows Server 2003 and 2008. Both 32-bit and 64.-bit versions of these operating systems are supported.

AVG Rescue CD is available in 20 different languages. Self-support in the form of forums and FAQs are available to unlicensed users. For licensed users of other AVG products, free support and service is provided.

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