AVG Rescue CD Anti-Virus USB

AVG Rescue CD (for USB Sticks) is a "portable version of AVG Anti-Virus supplied through Linux distribution". Created by AVG, the USB flash drive version offers a stand alone bootable AntiVirus, AntiSpyware, and System Recovery Solution. The AVG Rescue USB enables you to scan for and fully remove infections.

AVG Rescue CD for USB Sticks


  • Extracted Size: 69MB
  • Authors Website: Project Page
  • Developer: AVG
  • License: Free to Use
  • Supported OS: Windows (Once installed on a USB drive is independent).

How to run AVG from a USB Flash Drive

  1. Download AVG Rescue CD (for USB stick) file.
  2. Extract the contents of avg_arl*.zip (I used 7-Zip Portable for this).
  3. Click setup.exe from the unzipped files and follow the on-screen instructions to create the bootable USB.

You should now have a Bootable AVG flash drive that you can boot from and then use to scan a computer for Viruses.

Note: you can use tools like YUMI to run an AVG Rescue USB CD along with several other tools or even live operating systems directly from a flash drive.