Spring Cleanup, Summer Innoculation
If spring is the time for clean-up, perhaps summer can be the time to check your systems for viruses. Virus testing and removal for Windows PCs could become as easy as saying "ahhh" thanks to Vaccine USB, a anti-virus appliance from Hagiwara Sys-Com. The slender USB stick launches a McAfee virus scan (and optionally repairs) any machine running 32-bit Windows XP, 2000, Vista, or Windows 7; 64-bit Windows is supported through WoW64. The stick runs Windows XP Embedded and the company's virtual CD software, which deploys a locked volume from which the virus software executes. $499 list includes one year of software and virus definition updates. Annual updates cost $299.