FixMeStick has launched the first ever, consumer-ready USB device for removing viruses from infected PCs.
The principles of the FixMeStick are not new to security IT professionals: multiple anti-virus engines increase the number of detectable viruses, and clean external scanning devices prevent viruses from hiding or from interfering with their removal. But, for the first time, FixMeStick has built these principles into a ready-to-go USB device.
“This is about enabling everyone to rid their machines of malware,” says co-founder Marty Algire. “And it will help people continue to enjoy their computers and the Internet.”
The FixMeStick costs $49.99 for an unlimited number of uses on three PCs per year. Renewals can be purchased for $24.99 annually.
The FixMeStick is powered by three of the biggest names in anti-virus software: Kaspersky Lab, Sophos, and GFI.
“This collaboration will allow organizations and their users to significantly minimize the impact of a malware infection,” stresses Michael Rogers, Vice President, Global Alliances & OEM at Sophos.