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Complete recovery. Completely free. 

AVG Rescue CD repairs system crashes and returns your systems to operating at full capacity. If malware gets past your security software, you can quickly get your PC back up and running smoothly. AVG resellers have been using this same solution to recover their customers' infected systems and now it's available to your business, free of charge. It's a clean bill of health for your system — without the bill.

How it works


The AVG Rescue CD is provided in two versions: an ISO image that can be easily burned to an optical disk (CD), or a compressed version that can be installed to a bootable flash drive (USB). Once this is done, you can simply boot from the drive of choice directly to the AVG menu, where you can scan for viruses, edit files, test your drive, or even edit the registry. You can also access a number of common Linux tools to make changes to your system.


Two video tutorials are available to show you how to download and use the AVG Rescue CD:


How to create an AVG Rescue CD

How to create a bootable AVG Rescue CD or USB

What customers and experts are saying about AVG Rescue CD 

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Trusted by professionals

Drew Toma, Web Developer

"I find AVG to be the best virus scanner IMHO, and will gladly sell the software and continue to use it on both business and personal computers. I also use AVG Rescue CD on all virus-infected computers. I can’t live without it."


Paul Streicher, ISP Technician

"AVG Anti-Virus Business Edition is a great product. If you are looking for a dependable, full featured anti-virus solution, with centralized management, that is easy to configure, AVG is a great option. You can have it installed and up and running across your domain in just a few hours."


Life Hacker

“The AVG Rescue CD enables you to fully remove infections from an otherwise inoperable PC and render the system bootable again … This could also be handy for folks who locked out of their PCs by faulty updates …”

Gizmo's Freeware

"Trying to cure an already infected PC is quite literally like trying to close the barn door after the horses have run out. Fortunately, there’s a new weapon at your disposal: AVG Rescue CD … it’s something every user should keep in his or her toolkit."



"AVG Rescue CD proves that sometimes the best things in life can be free."

"Ideal for when the effects of the virus is preventing the operating system from booting."

System Requirements

Minimum Hardware

Processor (CPU): Intel Pentium 600 Mhz, Memory (RAM): 1.5 GB (CD), 1 GB (USB)

Operating System

MS Windows 10 (32 and 64 bit), MS Windows 8 (32 and 64 bit), MS Windows XP (32 and 64 bit), MS Windows Vista (32 and 64 bit), MS Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit), MS Windows Server 2003 (32 and 64 bit), MS Windows Server 2008 (32 and 64 bit), MS Windows Server 2012, and most popular Linux distributions. 

Supported Languages

AVG Rescue CD is available in English only.

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AVG Rescue CD Business Edition

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