Kickstart is no longer compatible with the latest versions of Windows and USB flash drives. We are not anticipating a compatible version in the near future. Thus there is no need for the Kickstart functionality anymore. Ransomware used to lock you out of your computer. There was no way to start your antivirus program, unless you booted with the Kickstart USB stick. Nowadays, ransomware encrypts your data and does not lock you out of your computer. Removing the malware is useless as the damage (the unwanted encryption) has already happened at the moment you see the ransom screen. In order to counter this kind of crypto-ransomware, we developed HitmanPro.Alert, which prevents the encryption of your data files by malware. More information about HitmanPro.Alert can be found here: https://www.hitmanpro.com/en-us/alert.