PC Tools Launches Powerful 2010 Security Range
San Francisco, October 19, 2009: PC Tools today announced the release of the 2010 security portfolio, which includes Spyware Doctor with AntiVirus 2010, Spyware Doctor 2010 and PC Tools Internet Security 2010. Now Windows 7 compatible, independent tests conducted by AV Test Labs1 confirm that Spyware Doctor with AntiVirus delivers powerful suite-like protection and best-in-class detection.
Using an advanced multi-layered approach, PC Tools has delivered a security portfolio for the “digitally active” customer that integrates multiple layers of technology to block threats at every entry point. With leading detection rates of 100% for wildlist and behavioral protection and 99.46% for scanning 2 , the digitally active consumer can be confident in the powerful protection our 2010 security portfolio provides.
“Unlike most freeware solutions3, PC Tools’ 2010 security portfolio uses multiple layers of protection in real-time. Our customers can be confident in clicking on whatever they want without fear of infection or financial loss because our purpose-built security portfolio blocks threats at every entry point” said Tom Powledge, General Manager, PC Tools.
Recent customer research 4 showed that customer satisfaction was first driven by the ability to detect and fix, followed by providing intuitive and easy-to-use security solutions. As such in addition to delivering powerful protection, the 2010 portfolio includes a range of ‘’state awareness modes’’ to ensure the new products are intuitively aware of computing behavior. New power-saving, idle and game modes allow our products to provide maximum protection, with minimal interruption.
A diverse combination of technologies provides powerful multi-layered protection at every entry point and is intuitively aware of computing behavior:
Behavior Guard (ThreatFire™)behavioral technology blocks new threats faster than traditional signature methods
Multi-layered browsing protection from Site Guard™ and Browser Guard™ incorporating dynamic content analysis to protect against web exploits, rogueware scare tactics and drive-by downloads, for example
Power Saving mode protects by minimizing impact to battery power and can extend battery life by delaying power-intensive actions
Idle mode automatically runs PC consuming tasks including scans and updates when customers aren’t using their PCs to minimize impact
Game mode provides an uninterrupted gaming, movie or presentation experience
Windows™ 7 Compatibility
Note: for PC Tools Internet Security we have also added AntiSpam toolbars for Microsoft® Outlook® and Mozilla® Thunderbird™ and made significant improvements to the Automated Firewall and Browser Defender™ Toolbar.
PC Tools portfolio gives the customer freedom to choose automated protection or an interactive and advanced experience:
Install, set and forget with our default settings that are automatically set for maximum protection
Automated real-time protection, smart updates and scheduled scans all ensure maximum protection with no down time
Tweak away with settings for each IntelliGuard™, history logs and more
Help when you need it with improved free 24/7 support including live chat; e-mail; phone or our community forum (link to support)5
Note to Reporter
PC Tools 2010 product portfolio supports Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. All 2010 versions (and smart-updated 2009 versions now running the 2010 version) will be Microsoft Windows 7 compatible as at the general availability of the new operating system. PC Tools registered users with a valid subscription will receive compatible updates and the new features released in the 2010 portfolio at no cost.
PC Tools 2010 security portfolio is available online at www.pctools.com and in local retail stores or through affiliate and reseller programs across the globe. Spyware Doctor is available for USD$29.95; Spyware Doctor with AntiVirus for USD$39.95; and Internet Security for USD$49.95.
PC Tools is conducting a product roadshow in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, China, and Australia. Please contact our local public relations representative below for further information.
Independent Test Data
Independent Tests conducted for 2010 BETA product show that PC Tools products provide leading protection.
Source AV Tests 1st October 2009. Further data can be provided on request.
|Overall on-demand detection (556,224 samples)
|Wildlist Malware detection (on-demand and on-access)
|Behavioral/Dynamic detection (on-access)
|Overall system disinfection (active components)
|Rootkit disinfection (active components)
Pre-release version 126.96.36.1990 of Spyware Doctor with AntiVirus (built 4 Sept 2009) was tested with engine version 188.8.131.52 and signature version 6.13250. Testing with updates commenced as of 11 Sept 2009. All tests were performed with an active internet connection.
About PC Tools
PC Tools is a global software leader with a cache of security and utility products, including the multi award-winning Spyware Doctor®. PC Tools is an industry leader in real-time anti-spyware and has a number of key patents pending.
The PC Tools Malware Research Center monitors trends and emerging spyware issues and provides security solutions for the consumer and enterprise marketplace. The company is headquartered in Sydney, with offices in San Francisco, London, Shannon (Ireland), Melbourne, Kiev, and Boulder. PC Tools has a global network of distributors, resellers, and retailers.
Global Public Relations Manager
PC Tools Software
Phone: +61 (0) 2 8966 2970
Mobile: +61 410 541 562
1AV Test Labs, 1st October, 2009. Research commissioned by PC Tools
2AV Test Labs, 1st October, 2009. Research commissioned by PC Tools
3Recent comparative testing by AV Test Labs (1st October 2009) of PC Tools Spyware Doctor with AV (2010) against leading freeware vendors and Microsoft Security Essentials, demonstrates that whilst on demand scan engine results of tested products are comparable, the products fall short in not providing next-generation behavioral protection
4Research conducted July-August, 2009 by Research Edge, Inc. of Portland, Oregon. In total 1,781 surveys were conducted with 1,279 focused on security products
5Availability varies by country