Singapore, October 15, 2010 - PC Tools today announces the release of its 2011 performance and protection portfolio, including PC Tools Spyware Doctor, PC Tools Spyware Doctor with AntiVirus, PC Tools Internet Security, PC Tools Registry Mechanic1 and brand-new PC Tools Performance Toolkit2, built on the brands award-winning technologies.
Building on PC Tools’ philosophy of developing powerful solutions with great ease-of-use, the 2011 portfolio focuses on eliminating the many challenges consumers face when considering performance or protection options, and developing a sharper, more comprehensive portfolio that delivers simplicity, effectiveness and affordability to customers.
“We’ve listened to our customers and solved their biggest challenges in developing tools that are simple, effective and affordable,” said Tom Powledge, General Manager, PC Tools. “It’s really all about protection and performance minus the fuss and confusion. Simply put, our 2011 products get the job done.”
PC Tools’ unique multi-layered approach to protection and its renowned malware detection and removal reputation helped build the 2011 protection portfolio that includes a range of new and advanced features such as Download Guard, Rootkit Guard and the Threat Removal Tool, while PC Tools leading behavioural technology has been further improved with new behaviour profiles to improve detection effectiveness.
Tests conducted in August by independent test lab AV-Test.org3 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.
PC Tools’ performance portfolio compliments the protection portfolio by providing a set of core tools to improve the speed, stability and privacy of the complete Windows Experience. 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 shape4.
The PC Tools 2011 protection portfolio enhances real-time scans and threat remediation while improving performance behind the scenes without impact to the user or slowing the PC 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%5, while internal testing shows that average launch times have been reduced to less than 1 second.
The entire PC Tools 2011 portfolio offers increased protection, performance and simplicity for the value-conscious consumer. PC Tools is expanding its global partnerships and distribution channels for improved accessibility to consumers worldwide. PC Tools Registry Mechanic, PC Tools Performance Toolkit and the complete protection portfolio are available for download online at www.pctools.com.
Email and live chat support is available to all registered customers of PC Tools products in English.