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#1 frankp316

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 05:10 PM

I thought you guys would be interested in this. This virus removal product Fix Me Stick was pitched on the CBC show Dragon's Den which is the Canadian version of Shark Tank. You'll notice all five fight over making a deal.

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Posted 22 January 2014 - 05:18 PM

So....they created a Linux distro on a stick....and they are selling it, how do they limit it? Maybe have a serial? But also, how do we know that the "virus" they put on the computer, did they make the virus just for the test? Also, what i hate the most is people who charge for various removal and virus removal tools. Hook up to the computer using a VNC and charge $99 to do that, sell a Linux stick for $59 instead of having the user take a $5 USB disk and download the ISO, I'm still confused how they do a renewable subscription on this. Unless they render each stick unusable, this having the person buy a BRAND NEW USB stick every year...
We didn't even see it in use....

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 05:29 PM

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 07:11 PM

Their concept, to the untrained eye, sounds interesting. But, for those in the know how look at this and scoff, why spend $50 on this? Anyway, if they re-worked the business idea it might be interesting.

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 08:25 PM


Prevention...Prevention...Prevention is far better than paying for fix it tools.
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Posted 22 January 2014 - 10:19 PM

True, but even with the best prevention things still slip through the cracks.

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 08:22 AM

Then I prefer to look for free alternatives. Paying for something like this should be a last resort.
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Posted 23 January 2014 - 11:36 AM

I think this product, if it works, is appropriate for a corporate IT environment where a lot of infections need to be removed quickly. I don't think it's appropriate for the home user. For one thing, it's too expensive. And though I agree that prevention is the best approach, we all know the real world doesn't work that way, especially in large corporations. BTW, two dragons have extensive computer experience. Bruce Croxon was the creator of the dating site LavaLife and made his fortune selling it. And Kevin O'Leary made his fortune selling his software company The Learning Company to Mattel.



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Posted 23 January 2014 - 02:07 PM

if it works...the key words!
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Posted 23 January 2014 - 03:36 PM

I think this product, if it works, is appropriate for a corporate IT environment where a lot of infections need to be removed quickly.

 

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 04:30 PM

In corporations I work(ed), I always push(ed) for re-imaging infected machines.

That's what we do where I work.
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