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Rufus suggest to upgrade grub and makes unbootable stick of kav rescue disk #467
I replicated the issue. Unfortunately, the Kaspersky people seem to be fudging their versioning of GRUB, as they explicitly set their version to
This is VERY BAD practice, and of course it makes it next to impossible for Rufus to figure out what is the actual version of Grub that Kaspersky are using, so that their ISO can be converted to bootable USB.
At this stage, I may very well add code that states that the Kaspersky ISO (or any other ISO that sets its GRUB version to something as inaccurate as
Yes it is. If I were to take a guess, I'd say Unetbootin probably tries to replace all of the GRUB files, whereas Rufus only tries to replace the GRUB bootloader. But to be able to do that, it needs to know the version of GRUB that was used when creating the ISO.