October 1, 2013
Malwarebytes launches Techbench portable USB drive to help computer technicians fix malware-crippled machines
Simply plug into USB drive and industrial-strength software will rip out stubborn malware
Tuesday 1st October, 2013 – Malwarebytes today announces the launch of Techbench, a tool to help IT workers fix and restore even the most malware-infected computers. Dubbed ‘the technician’s best friend’, the 16GB USB simply needs to be plugged into the infected computer, before it automatically scans and removes even the most advanced Trojans, spyware, worms and other malicious software.
Techbench is designed to be a ‘plug-in-and-leave’ solution for technicians looking to address the growing volume of tenacious malware which is resistant to traditional anti-virus and hard to remove. Simply plug in the Malwarebytes Techbench USB stick, check a few boxes, and it detects and removes malware automatically. It even offers the option to install a copy of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware automatically when the scan finishes.
Techbench automatically quarantines all malicious software on the USB stick to prevent reinfection. The software also uses Malwarebytes Chameleon, a product designed to neutralise modern malware’s automatic countermeasures.
The product was directly conceived by Malwarebytes’ founder and CEO Marcin Kleczynski, himself a former computer technician. Marcin’s many hours fixing infected computers at his local PC repair shop, even though they already had AV software installed, was what initially inspired him to set up Malwarebytes.
Commenting on the launch, Malwarebytes Chief Executive Officer, Marcin Kleczynski said: “Techbench is made by technicians, for technicians. As an IT support worker, there is nothing more frustrating than dealing with an endless line of computers infected with stubborn malware, each needing a different type of fix.
“Techbench will address this problem by providing something which can simply be plugged in and automatically remove the problem. Hopefully, it will make the lives of computer technicians that little bit better.”
Malwarebytes Techbench is available on a wearable lanyard and is debuting at a special introductory price of $399.95 per annum. More information is available at http://www.malwarebytes.org/business/techbench/.
Malwarebytes provides software designed to protect consumers and businesses against malicious threats that consistently escape detection by other antivirus solutions. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Pro, the company’s flagship product, employs a highly advanced behavior-based detection engine that has removed over five billion malicious threats from computers worldwide. Founded in 2008, the self-funded company is headquartered in California, operates offices in Europe, and employs a global team of researchers and experts. For more information, please visit us at www.malwarebytes.org.