Press Release Source: PC Tools On Thursday September 16, 2010, 8:03 am EDT
SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today’s consumers spend more time online than ever before and have increased concerns about their privacy and cyber threats. When deciding how to properly protect and maintain their computers, they face a complex multitude of product offerings, each packed with excessive feature-rich tools that may slow down their systems. other factors like usability, cost and stability compound their confusion while they consider what products to buy. the PC Tools 2011 portfolio eliminates these challenges and responds to consumers’ needs by providing powerful protection and performance solutions that deliver simplicity, effectiveness and affordability.
PC Tools today announced its broadest, most advanced product portfolio ever with PC Tools™ Internet Security 2011, PC Tools Spyware Doctor™ with AntiVirus 2011, PC Tools Registry Mechanic™ 2011 and the debut of PC Tools™ Performance Toolkit 2011. All products are built on the company’s award-winning technologies.
“We listened to our customers and solved their biggest challenges in developing tools that are simple, effective and affordable,” said Tom Powledge, Vice President and General Manager, PC Tools. “It’s really all about protection and performance minus the fluff and confusion. Simply put, our 2011 products get the job done.”
Karan Bass, Merchandising Manager at Buy.com, added, “Our customers want security software that’s easy to use and affordable. they want the best protection to avoid computer infections and problems. PC Tools products offer all of this at a great value.”
Tests conducted in August by independent test lab AV-Test.org1 demonstrate that PC Tools Internet Security 2011 is among the top three consumer security products in real-world malware-blocking tests. PC Tools scored 100% for overall detection and blocking, based on dynamic malware testing.
Independent testing by Passmark shows the brand-new PC Tools Performance Toolkit improves the experience of Windows 7, XP and Vista users, reducing boot time, while improving responsiveness and email accessibility within Microsoft Outlook. PC Tools’ defrag technology outperforms Microsoft’s own utility by 33.4%, saving users valuable time and works to ensure their PCs are running in tip-top shape2.
Greater Effectiveness and Performance
PC Tools’ unique multi-layered approach to protection and its renowned malware detection and removal reputation helped build the 2011 portfolio that includes a range of new and advanced features such as Download Guard, Rootkit Guard and the Threat Removal Tool.
PC Tools Spyware Doctor with AntiVirus 2011 delivers advanced tools to stop spyware, viruses and other threats. Its improved detection includes the ability to block and remove online threats faster without slowing down your PC.
The comprehensive PC Tools Internet Security 2011 delivers powerful protection against online threats with advanced antimalware, antispam and firewall, in a flexible, easy-to-use solution
The brand new PC Tools Performance Toolkit 2011 provides a powerful set of tools that address consumers’ pain points around speed, stability and privacy. in addition to the flagship PC Tools Registry Mechanic 2011, PC Tools Performance Toolkit offers a suite of applications for optimizing PC performance and improving users’ privacy.
More Simplicity and Flexibility
The PC Tools 2011 portfolio enhances real-time scans and threat remediation while improving performance behind the scenes without impact to the PC or slowing it down. the new flexibility options allow consumers to choose an automated experience or to customize advanced settings. PC Tools’ new Download Manager ensures consumers have a simple installation, update and upgrade process.
Protection advancements against spyware, viruses, malicious email and social networking threats offer a simplified experience that makes scans and fixes faster and easier. AV-Test.org found that the average scan times improved by up to 90%3, while internal testing shows that average launch times have been reduced to less than 1 second.
Powerful, Affordable and Accessible
The entire PC Tools 2011 portfolio offers increased protection and performance for the value-conscious consumer. the company is expanding its global partnerships and distribution channels for greater availability to consumers worldwide.
The products are available in the United States at best Buy, Fry’s, Office Depot, Office Max and online at pctools.com and other e-stores including Amazon.com and Buy.com.
Toll-free 24/7 phone and live chat support is available for registered customers in United States, United Kingdom and Australia, while free web support is offered to customers in 9 other languages including French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Italian, Dutch and Portuguese.
- Spyware Doctor 2011 at $29.95, 3 PCs|1 year
- Spyware Doctor with AntiVirus 2011 at $39.95, 3 PCs|1 year
- Internet Security 2011 at $49.95, 3 PCs|1 year
- Registry Mechanic 2011 at $29.95, 3 PCs|1 year
- Performance Toolkit 2011 at $39.95, 3 PCs|1 year
Additional Product Information
PC Tools Spyware Doctor with AntiVirus 2011
- New Download Guard protects against web-based attacks, phishing attempts, rogueware scare tactics and silent drive-by downloads
- Advanced rootkit detection identifies and removes hidden threats
- Improved malware removal with PC Tools Threat Removal Tool
PC Tools Internet Security 2011
- Powerful protection with Spyware Doctor with AntiVirus 2011
- Improved automated firewall to defend against unauthorized attacks
- Improved spam filtering to effectively block threats more quickly and accurately
PC Tools Performance Toolkit 2011
- New technologies to safeguard your privacy and information
- Instant messaging and chat log scrubber
- Secure file shredding
- Hard disk bleaching makes deleted files unrecoverable
- Securely erases internet activity
- Improved registry cleaner to prevent slowdowns and crashes
About PC Tools
PC Tools is dedicated to building and supplying consumers with simple, effective and affordable PC protection and performance tools. For over twelve years, we have offered industry-leading and award-winning products to tackle the world’s evolving threats and security challenges.
The PC Tools Malware Research Center monitors trends and emerging spyware issues and provides security solutions for the consumer and enterprise marketplace. the company has offices in San Francisco, Sydney, London, and Kiev. PC Tools has a global network of distributors, resellers and retailers.
1 AV-Test.org. test of PC Tools Internet Security 2011 Beta conducted August 2010.pctools.com/press-room/article/id/282/
2 Passmark testing conducted in January 2010 with beta version of PC Tools Performance Toolkit.pctools.com/press-room/article/id/282/
3 AV-Test.org. test of PC Tools Internet Security 2011 Beta conducted August 2010.pctools.com/press-room/article/id/282/