The brand name AVG comes from the then Czechoslovakiaian Grisoft’s first product “Anti-Virus-Guard” back in 1992. In 1997, the first AVG licenses were sold in Germany and UK, and in 1998 AVG were first introduced to the US market. The AVG free edition helped raise awareness of the AVG product line; they proved that they are one of the top 5 Anti-Virus products on the market, and in recent 5 or 6 years they grabbed the 2nd & 3rd place in test charts, and still holding that place. In 2006 Microsoft announced that AVG components would be available directly within the Windows Vista operating system. According to AVG, 110 million users have AVG Anti-Virus Protection, including users of free edition.
AVG Rescue CD proved it is among the top 4 essential rescue CDs alike from other vendors like Norton, Kaspersky, and Bitdefender, to any IT.
1- You need a Windows based PC to work with this tutorial, and if you are working from Windows 7 or Vista, you need to work with elevated privileges (Run as administrator).
2- You need a 1 GB or better USB 2.0 or better thumb drive, attach it to your PC and make sure you know its drive letter.
3- Download the latest AVG rescue CD ISO image from HERE, (80 MB) onto your desktop, and after download Re-Name the ISO image into (AVG.iso).
4- Download the( AVG-essentials.zip) file from HERE, and extract it to your desktop, it contains 3 separate folders(AVG-bits + grub4dos + usb_format):
5- Open folder (usb_format) and execute (usb_format.exe), and follow steps below:
6- Now open folder (grub4dos) and execute (grubinst_gui.exe ), and follow steps below:
7- Now open folder (AVG-bits) and copy all its contents to the USB thumb drive, and also copy the AVG.iso image to the thumb drive, the files in the USB thumb drive should look like this;
8- The USB thumb drive is now ready to be tested, go ahead and boot your pc with it, you should first see this screen, press ENTER to proceed:
9- Next screen is this, now you are introduced to the AVG rescue CD, enjoy!
Method # 2
1- Make sure your USB thumb drive is clean and formatted.
2- Download either the RAR or ZIP compressed rescue CD for USB from HERE, and extract to a folder onto your desktop:
3- Open that folder you just downloaded, and execute ( setup.exe) file:
4- You should see this small window, browse to your USB thumb drive, and hit Install:
5- In a couple of minutes you the process will end and you should see this confirmation, press OK to close and exit, now the USB thumb drive is ready to be tested. Good Luck.
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1- 2011 Norton Anti-Virus Rescue USB
2- 2011 Kaspersky Anti-Virus Rescue USB
3- 2010 AVG Anti-Virus Rescue USB
4- 2010 BitDefender Anti-Virus Rescue USB
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