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Stinging the viruses

Tech conferences are great places for picking up neat little ideas (and plenty of branded tat). One of the most useful things I learnt at last week's IT Forum was the existence of NAI's rather neat little Stinger.

It's a simple tool, a 700K or so executable that detects and disinfects the 44 most prevelant Windows viruses, worms and trojans. Updated every month, it's the sort of thing that's worth sticking on a USB key of administration and debugging tools, and running on every client machine you come across. Just in case...

I think it's about time I started putting together a list of the tools I need, and loading them onto the USB stick I keep on my keyring. You never know just when you might need them...