Obviously I know a little about computers as I run and write for sites about them and this means everyone comes to me when they’ve got a problem and I’ve got a little tool kit to help me. Well no, I really don’t, it’s just stuff scattered everywhere but I should have everything together for easy access. Malwarebytes has just announced the Techbench which to me looks like a must-have product for people like me.  The Techbench is a portable USB drive that’s made specifically to stop and help remove problems before they start and fix pre-existing ones, at least the problems caused by trojans and malware and such things, dumb user created problems it won’t fix sadly. The product seems to be aimed more at IT pros as it has a price tag of $399.95 per year.. still sound good to me as I think it would be very helpful in fixing virus laden computers..

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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 inserting the USB stick will automatically start a background scan of the entire machine, silently restarting when needed and installing Malwarebytes Anti-Malware on the cleaned computer if required.

Techbench automatically quarantines all malicious software on the USB stick to prevent reinfection. The software also uses Malwarebytes Chameleon, a product designed to neutralize 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.

Malwarebytes Techbench is available on a wearable lanyard and is debuting at a special introductory price of $399.95 per year. More information is available at http://www.malwarebytes.org/business/techbench/.