Sunday, 15 March 2009

Powered By Linux: Avira AntiVir Rescue System

I absolutely love this. My favorite anti-virus company has brought out a free product based on Linux that repairs Microsoft Windows systems. More companies should do this. The Linux OS is free. So long as the product is free they're unlikely to hit any licensing snags.

Why give away freebies like this? The same reasons as always. Freebies attract attention and consequently increase mind share. Which in turn generates sales and also reduces the number of infections in the wild. Which in turn reduces the risks to your users.

Avira AntiVir Rescue System

Avira AntiVir Rescue System is a Linux-based application that allows accessing computers that cannot be booted anymore. Thus it is possible to:

* repair a damaged system,
* rescue data,
* scan the system for virus infections.

http://www.free-av.com/en/tools/12/avira_antivir_rescue_system.html