While it might be fine for most users, letting your antivirus package update itself every few minutes isn’t great if you have a very small limit on your internet connection or it’s not very fast and constant updates are eating up your bandwidth, such as when using a mobile dongle on your laptop for example.
It’s also true that if you disable the updates or have computers that are constantly offline and not connected to the internet for long periods or at all, the virus definitions will get badly outdated in no time and your computer becomes more vulnerable.
AVG Rescue CD GNU/Linux is a free product of AVG Technologies and there is no explicit support for it.
Fortunately you can use a free forum provided by AVG Technologies for their free products.
Note that you will need things like make, gcc, binutils, bison, flex and other stuff installed to build ARL from scratch. Note you do not need the root rights to create ARL. After you are done, use the following targets to get your changes to the iso and zip archive.
Bootable USB drive can be created using the file on Windows or on GNU/Linux operating system.
The file comes as a setup installer so you just need to run it and the updates will be installed, make sure to get the correct 32-bit or 64-bit version for the operating system Bitdefender is installed on.
Download Bit Defender Clam Win / Clam AV Virus Database Clam has 2 definition files you can download although the is updated far less frequently than the which is the more important download of the two.
During the USB installation no files already stored on the USB drive are deleted or modified, except AVG Rescue CD GNU/Linux files. AVG Technologies will provide for each AVG Rescue CD GNU/Linux release a makefile and a AVG Rescue CD GNU/Linux package with all resources allowing you to build and customize the AVG Rescue CD GNU/Linux.
Very simple TUI written in bash with use of dialog.