The Avira AntiVir Rescue System a linux-based application that allows accessing computers that cannot be booted anymore. Thus it is possible to repair a damaged system, to rescue data or to scan the system for virus infections. Just double-click on the rescue system package to burn it to a CD/DVD. You can then use this CD/DVD to boot your computer. The Avira AntiVir Rescue System is updated several times a day so that the most recent security updates are always available.
Since the Rescue System is based on a Linux Distribution, this system can run even in the absence of a stable OS. It mounts the Hard disks automatically.
- Download the .iso file from Avira AntiVir Rescue System. The company claims that this file changes regularly to reflect updates. So download the latest version.
- Burn the .iso file onto a CD-R with IMGBurn (CD-RW would be preferred so that you could erase it and then burn the latest version).
- Restart the PC with the CD inside the PC.
- Use the computers BIOS setup to boot from the CD.
- Once it boots, the interface presents a menu with 5 options
- Select Avira Rescue System.
- By default, it uses the German interface. Click on the UK flag (bottom left) to switch to English.
Update the program if a wired LAN connection is present.
This feature has known to freeze with certain Dell Laptops. If it doesn't update, hard re-boot the PC again and proceed from step 3 without updating.
- Run System Scan.
The Boot menu
- Boot from Hard Drive (Local OS)
- Boot from Avira Rescue System (Avira's Anti-virus Interface)
- 3 Advanced options (Use this option if the PC has an old graphics card and cant boot into 800x600x16 resolution)