How do I create a bootable Avira Rescue System USB drive?

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Avira Rescue System is based on a customized Ubuntu desktop system and runs on this platform as a standalone application. The program helps cleaning and repairing an infected computer by booting the computer from the Avira Rescue System media.

The application needs to be downloaded and burned on a CD/DVD. If the infected computer does not have an optical drive, it is recommended to create a bootable USB drive.


Note
Before booting from a USB drive, you might need to adjust the boot option in the BIOS.




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Follow the steps below to create a bootable Avira Rescue System USB drive:

  1. Download the Avira Rescue System as an ISO file.

  2. Download the program Unetbootin.

  3. Plug in the USB drive and format it as "FAT32".
    Open the Windows Explorer ([Windows] + E key shortcut), right-click the USB drive, and select Format….
    Select the option FAT32 in the drop down menu of "File System" and click Start.

  4. Doubleclick the downloaded unetbootin-windows-xxx.exe file.

  5. Select the option Diskimage" ISO, and the rescue-system.iso file you have downloaded.

  6. Select the option USB Drive in the drop down menu "Type" and make sure that the correct USB drive is selected, under "Drive".

    UNetbootin_install.jpg

  7. Press OK to copy files and create the bootable USB drive.

    Unetbooting - Extracting and Copying Files

  8. If the installation is complete, restart your computer and boot from the created USB drive.

    UNetbootin - Installation Complete, Reboot

Affected products

  • Avira Rescue System [Not relevant]
  • Created : Monday, February 8, 2010
  • Last updated: Monday, June 27, 2016
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