Friday, December 21st 2007

LG Launches USB ‘Vaccine’ Drive

LG Electronics today launches its Vaccine USB in the UK - the world’s first USB equipped with antivirus and malware protection software. In addition to storing large amounts of data, the USB provides users with an extra layer of protection through real-time system monitoring and hardware scans.

LG’s Vaccine USB protects any PC or laptop from the moment it is inserted with its ‘plug and auto run’ function. Once connected, the USB automatically monitors incoming traffic for viruses and malware with real-time system monitoring. In addition, users can carry out in-depth hardware scans whenever necessary to verify the presence of infection and perform repairs to cure or delete defected files.

The anti-virus and malware firmware is regularly updated through automatic downloads from the Internet to ensure the USB provides maximum protection at all times.

“In today’s high-tech world, computers are continually at risk from viruses and malware,” says Fiona Landsberg, marketing manager, LG Electronics. “LG recognises that at times computers will not be protected as well as they should be which causes unnecessary risk for users. Our latest USB drive has been developed to give people that extra confidence when connected to the Internet, ultimately lowering the chances of infection.”

The USB’s anti-virus software comes with a free two-year licence, providing protection to any computer during that time period that is used with the USB. After two years, users can purchase an additional licence at a lower than market cost.

This attractive USB is matt black in design with a mirrored front. Furthermore, the USB drives are available in various storage capacity of between 512 MB and 8 GB.

Key Specifications:

Dimensions: 56 (L) X 15.5 (W) X 6.7 (D) mm
Capacity : 512MB – 4GB
Data Transfer Rate: Read – 7 MB/s, write – 5 MB/s
Data retention: 10 yearsSource: LG, Images from: Pocket-lint.co.uk
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7 Comments on LG Launches USB ‘Vaccine’ Drive

#1
Triprift
Sounds pretty good my sisters partner works for LG if its released over here ill be able to get it considerably cheaper than retail. :rockout:
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#2
[I.R.A]_FBi
its pretty slow though ... nice concept .. im sure someone else will run with it.
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#3
hacker111
This is the one to buy now..waited a long time...mine was stolen from some other student. It SUCKED.:laugh:
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#4
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
portable apps has clamwin antivirus available and it does the same thing FROM ANY usb drive for free
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#5
panchoman
Sold my stars!
a very nice idea, so lets say i have an infected computer, i just take my handy dandy flash drive, plug it and get rid of the virus? not a bad idea
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#6
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
it would be amazingly cool if it ran its own OS and didnt have to boot to windows so i could ramove the file no matter what!
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#7
panchoman
Sold my stars!
by: cdawall
it would be amazingly cool if it ran its own OS and didnt have to boot to windows so i could ramove the file no matter what!
+1, would be a great way to save an infected computer
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