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    AVG Rescue CD Alternatives

    AVG Rescue CD is described as 'The AVG Rescue CD is essentially a portable version of AVG Anti-Virus supplied through Linux distribution' and is a Anti-Virus App in the Security & Privacy category. There are more than 50 alternatives to AVG Rescue CD for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and Android Tablet. The best alternative is Windows Security. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Clam AntiVirus or Avira Antivirus. Other great apps like AVG Rescue CD are Avast Free Antivirus (Free Personal), Kaspersky AntiVirus (Freemium), ESET NOD32 Antivirus (Paid) and ClamTk (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Dec 20, 2021

    1. SystemRescue is a Linux system rescue toolkit available as a bootable medium for administrating or repairing your system and data after a crash. It aims to provide an easy way to carry out admin tasks on your computer, such as creating and editing the hard disk partitions.
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    2. HitmanPro (formerly Hitman Pro) is an on-demand malware scanner and removal tool. It will usually do a full-system scan significantly faster than other (traditional) solutions due to its cloud-based scan technique.
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    3. Immunet FREE Antivirus is the lightest anti-virus application, providing the fast protection against new viruses, because it protects through the cloud using the ClamAV engine. Install/Hardisk-Filesize: 5/10 MB.
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    4. Security add-on for Windows. Make it considerably harder for unwanted software to get launched. Not through file signatures but through identifying places where executables have no right to be, for example Documents folders.
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    5. Panda Antivirus protects you while you work, play, or browse online. Antivirus Protection Real-time protection against all types of malware and spyware. Schedule periodic scans and/or scan your computer on demand.


      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Comodo Antivirus eliminates viruses, spyware, and other malware from desktops and networks.

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      The app installs other components by default such as Dragon Web Browser. You must click "Options" during install to deselect those components.

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    6. KicomAV is an open source (GPL v2) antivirus engine designed for detecting malware and disinfecting it. In fact, Since 1995, it has been written in C/C++ and it was integrated into the ViRobot engine of HAURI, 1998. I decided to re-create a new KicomAV.
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    7. Kaspersky Rescue Disk is a free tool for disinfecting computers from malware which does not allow the operating system to start.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
      Rescatux is a GNU/Linux rescue cd (and eventually also Windows) but it is not like other rescue disks. Rescatux comes with Rescapp. Rescapp is a nice wizard that will guide you through your rescue tasks.
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    8. Normal antivirus typically works by comparing a bunch of files to a long list of known threats which has to be updated continuously. Cylance Smart Antivirus identifies behaviours of “would-be” attacks and prevent them before they can ever happen thanks to artificial intelligence.
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