LG has launched its Vaccine USB stick in the UK – the world’s first USB equipped with anti-virus and malware protection software. And it stores your files too.
LG claims the 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. You can also carry out in-depth hardware scans and perform repairs to cure or delete defected files. The anti-virus and malware firmware is regularly updated through automatic downloads from the net.
The 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, you can renew at an estimated cost of between £10 and £20 per year. The matt black drives are available in capacities of between 512MB and 8GB – prices to be confirmed.