Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Automatic anti-malware in a flash drive

updated 02:20 pm EDT, Fri August 11, 2006

Anti-Malware Flash Drive

Computer veterans are all too familiar with requests from family and friends asking for yet another house call to fix spyware and viruses that compromised their system. A CD preloaded with anti-malware tools is often the solution, but burning a CD every time definitions or software versions change isn't very convenient. ParetoLogic's XOFTspy software just might be the key. It takes advantage of U3-based flash drives made by companies like SanDisk to run programs directly from the drive without first being copied to the computer: plug a U3 drive loaded with the software into a Windows system's USB port and it automatically scans and cleans the system of any malware it can find. This could be especially useful for corporate systems and ultraportables that might not have an optical drive built-in. You can get XOFTspy online for $15 without a U3 drive.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

IDrive cloud backup and sync service

There are a lot of cloud services out there, and nearly all of them can be used for backing up key files and folders. A few dedicated ...

Asus Chromebook C300

When Chromebooks hit the market back in 2011, consumers didn't know what to do with them. The low-cost laptops, powered by Google's Ch ...

Plantronics BackBeat Pro Bluetooth headphones

Looking for a pair of headphones that can do everything a user requires is a task that can take some study. Trying to decide on in-ear ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News