Avira launched the Avira Rescue System, a software first aid kit for scanning and repairing PC computers that are already infected with malware. It can be downloaded for free onto any CD or USB stick to keep for emergencies.
Users do not need to be Avira customers, and Avira invites everyone to download a copy to keep in case their current antivirus software should ever fail them.
The Avira Rescue System is designed for non-technical people to be able to clean and repair their own computers by following a wizard that leads users step-by-step. Yet the tool is powerful enough for pro PC users, too.
Avira Rescue System includes:
- A Live System that scans and repairs Windows PCs that do not boot or are unresponsive for other reasons where it is assumed that the system is infected by malware.
- A rescue system that allows copying data that would otherwise be lost to a safe place.
- A registry editor that allows manual edits to the Windows registry.
- A tool that allows Avira Support staff to remotely access the computer (if the customer agrees) to assist the customer in repairing their computer system.
The Avira Rescue System itself runs on the Ubuntu platform as an independent application, and therefore it can be used on a variety of different computer hardware and it supports a huge number of drivers.