AVG is offering free CD or USB recue tools to get your Windows system back up and running after a viral attack. We have all faced a PC that has been attacked and won’t boot. With the tools included in the CD or USB devices, you hopefully will be able to get into your system and fix the problem. AVG states that their tool kits contain the following software:

The AVG Rescue CD is a powerful must-have toolkit for the rescue and repair of infected machines. It provides essential utilities for system administrators and other IT professionals and includes the following features:

  • Comprehensive administration toolkit
  • 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 stick
  • Free support and service for paid license holders of any AVG product
  • FAQ and Free Forum self-help support for AVG Free users

Apart from the usual AVG functions (malware detection and removal, updates from internet or external device, etc.), the AVG Rescue CD also contains the following set of administration tools:

  • Midnight Commander – a two-panel file manager
  • Windows Registry Editor– simple registry editor for more experienced users
  • TestDisk – powerful hard drive recovery tool
  • Ping – to test the availability of network resources (servers, domains, IP addresses)
  • Common Linux programs and services– vi text editor, OpenSSH daemon, ntfsprogs etc.

I have downloaded both the CD and USB packages and will be adding this to my bag of tools. I would recommend you do the same since we can never have enough tools, especially those that are free. 🙂

Comments welcome.

AVG CD – USB Rescue is here