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Alexis GirardiAlexis Girardi 

Questions about AVG Rescue CD

Hi everybody
I am currently working on a benchmark of bootable Anti-Virus tools.
In order to make a ranking of the different solutions, I have some questions about AVG Rescue CD :

- Can this AV boot with UEFI? Or should I boot in legacy mode?
- Is this AV compatible with Bitlocker? Encrypted hard drive? (i.e. can I enter my decryption key in the AV tool in order to decrypt for scan)
- Which type of detection? Signature based, behavioural, uploaded on cloud ...
- Can I update this AV on another computer than the infected one?
- Do you have some figures on scan efficacity?
- How long did it take to make a scan? (in average)
- Does this AV scan only for viruses or it scans for other malwares (eg. rootkits, adware, spywares, ...)?

Thank you for you answers!
 
Best Answer chosen by Alexis Girardi
Alok KumarAlok Kumar (Avast)
Hello Alexis,
Thank you for your patience.
AVG Rescue CD (https://support.avg.com/SupportArticleView?l=en&urlName=How-to-use-AVG-Rescue-CD&supportType=home) is very old and not maintained so we recommend it's usage only if none of the other methods worked. 
You can find your answers below:
- Can this AV boot with UEFI? Or should I boot in legacy mode?
-- Legacy mode should be used.
- Is this AV compatible with Bitlocker? Encrypted hard drive? (i.e. can I enter my decryption key in the AV tool in order to decrypt for scan).
-- It's not compatible.
- Which type of detection? Signature based, behavioral, uploaded on cloud.
-- Signature based.
- Can I update this Anti-Virus on another computer than the infected one?
-- Update files can be downloaded on any device but have to used on the device which is performing scan.
- Do you have some figures on scan efficacity?
-- The details we received was not enough for us to understand the quesion.
- How long did it take to make a scan? (in average).
-- Depends on number of files, HDD and CPU speeds - can be anywhere from few minutes to many hours.
- Does this AV scan only for viruses or it scans for other malwares (eg. rootkits, adware, spywares, ...)?
-- Everything is scanned, however e.g. rootkits may not be visible if OS is not running.
Best regards,
Alok.

All Answers

Ranjani BakthavachalamRanjani Bakthavachalam (Avast)
Alexis,

Thank you for reaching us with your concerns. We will check with it internally and get back to you soon. Your patience is much appreciated.
Alok KumarAlok Kumar (Avast)
Hello Alexis,
Thank you for your patience.
AVG Rescue CD (https://support.avg.com/SupportArticleView?l=en&urlName=How-to-use-AVG-Rescue-CD&supportType=home) is very old and not maintained so we recommend it's usage only if none of the other methods worked. 
You can find your answers below:
- Can this AV boot with UEFI? Or should I boot in legacy mode?
-- Legacy mode should be used.
- Is this AV compatible with Bitlocker? Encrypted hard drive? (i.e. can I enter my decryption key in the AV tool in order to decrypt for scan).
-- It's not compatible.
- Which type of detection? Signature based, behavioral, uploaded on cloud.
-- Signature based.
- Can I update this Anti-Virus on another computer than the infected one?
-- Update files can be downloaded on any device but have to used on the device which is performing scan.
- Do you have some figures on scan efficacity?
-- The details we received was not enough for us to understand the quesion.
- How long did it take to make a scan? (in average).
-- Depends on number of files, HDD and CPU speeds - can be anywhere from few minutes to many hours.
- Does this AV scan only for viruses or it scans for other malwares (eg. rootkits, adware, spywares, ...)?
-- Everything is scanned, however e.g. rootkits may not be visible if OS is not running.
Best regards,
Alok.
This was selected as the best answer
Alexis GirardiAlexis Girardi
Hello Alok,

Thank you for your complete answer. These informations will be very helpful for my benchmark.

Best regards
Alok KumarAlok Kumar (Avast)
You're most welcome Alexis,
Feel free to contact us again if you need any further assistance.
Best regards,
Alok.
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