Buffalo Releases Virus Scan USB with Password Protection

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There is no doubt that overall, technology has enhanced our lives in so many ways that we often take for granted. Instead of taking weeks to mail a birthday card to a friend, a birthday greeting can be sent across the world in seconds. The information you would have spent hours to find in a library is now quite literally at your fingertips, thanks to touchscreen technology and mobile Internet. However, technology is certainly a double-edged sword because despite all the conveniences it provides us, it has also caused us a great deal of pain and hassle.

Perhaps the biggest challenge that technology has posed is to security. Whether it be confidential government documents, sensitive information to big corporations or private matters of individuals, the Internet has given way to a number of viruses that have the sole intention of breaching security. Even when a new anti-virus program proudly proclaims that it can protect your computer against harm most effectively, new viruses are working hard to undermine it.

However, electronics companies like Buffalo have gotten smarter – released in September 2013, the Buffalo RUF3-PV is a USB flash drive that performs a lot more than simply storing your files. When you plug this USB into your computer, it automatically scans your device for viruses and other malware. If it finds something that could potentially harm your computer, it puts the infected files into a quarantine folder which does not affect the rest of the files that you store onto the USB flash drive. The Buffalo RUF3-PV is also protected by a password to ensure that nobody but you can access your files.

Although the Buffalo RUF3-PV can only scan your computer when it is plugged in (unlike anti-virus software that is installed on your computer and performs normal scans), it is ideal for those who use their flash drive on a regular basis and allows for the virus to be completely removed from your computer.

If you are looking for security and functionality at its finest, the Buffalo RUF3-PV is definitely the most ideal one today. The USB weighs 21 grams and comes in 8GB, 16GB and 32GB capacities. Although not yet out in the market today and price remains uncertain, you can now start thinking if you’d go for the red one or the black one.

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