V3 Click anti-malware device by AhnLab Inc.
$39.95 at Amazon.com
Millions of us are too lazy to install software that can protect our computers from viruses and other malware. But if you can plug a cable into your machine’s USB port, you can now instantly bolster your PC’s defenses.
AhnLab, a South Korean data security company, has embedded its anti-malware software in a cute little device that resembles the “Easy” button from those TV ads for office supply retailer Staples. Just plug it in, and the V3 Click does the rest, constantly scanning your computer. When it’s actually at work, the device emits a blue light; if it runs across toxic software, it glows red. Push the top button and your computer will display information on tht threat and what the AhnLab device is doing about it.
You can easily shift the V3 Click from one computer to another, or just leave it plugged into your everyday machine. It’ll cost you a USB port, but not to worry; the device has two more of its own. Indeed, these ports are secured by AhnLab’s software and will inspect any connected drives or devices for malware.
AhnLab’s come up with an unusually simple way to defend against malware. People who can’t be bothered to protect their machines are running out of excuses.
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