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Avira AntiVir Rescue System 2016.09.18

Repair an unbootable, virus-damaged PC with this essential disaster recovery tool

Rating:
Operating Systems:
Windows 10, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP
License:
Freeware
Developer:
Avira
Software Cost:
Free
Category
Backup & Recovery
Date Updated:
19 September 2016
Downloads To Date:
17503
Languages:
English, German
Download Size:
78.00 MB

Avira AntiVir Rescue System is a Linux-based boot disc that will detect and remove malware from a damaged PC.

If a virus attack has affected your PC to the point where it will no longer start, then the Rescue System may help restore normal operations. And if you think your PC is infected by something, but your regular antivirus tool can't find it, then this could be a useful way to get a second opinion. Booting from a separate CD means that stealthy malware like rootkits will find it more difficult to hide, and you'll have a much better chance of detecting and removing them.

It's easy to create the boot disc: just download the Rescue System executable, run it, place a blank CD in your drive and the program will burn the boot disc for you (no other burning software is required).

Launch your PC from the Rescue System and choose option #1 to load it with the default settings. Initially the display will be in German, but click the Union Jack flag at the bottom of the screen if you'd prefer English.

Click the Update button and the Rescue System will update itself with the latest antivirus definitions, if it can find an internet connection.

Then use the Virus Scanner option, and the Rescue System will check your PC for malware, informing you of anything it discovers, removing the virus and hopefully restoring your PC to its normal working order.

Verdict:

Avira AntiVir Rescue System is an easy-to-use disaster recovery tool

Your Comments & Opinion

valid Win32 application
09 February 2014 20:20, Daniel Stavinoha
Tried your download, I get error message when
I try to run the exe on Window 7
rescue_system-common-en.exe is not a valid
Win32 application
Avira AntiVir Rescue System 2012.05.02
04 May 2012 04:23, Sephen Campbell
Possibly useful if only the download would go past 178 MB.
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