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London, February 8, 2007—PC Tools is targeting Resellers with a new web-based portal to help boost profits, offer best of breed security solutions and speedy technical support.

“Resellers, PC Technicians, System Integrators—and other vendors deeply involved in protecting PCs—can bolster profits and rapidly deliver products through this time-saving web console,” said Troy Vertigan, Vice President for Global Reseller Business.

PC Tools is offering an array of new products and services at: www.pctools.com/service-desk where new vendors can register and access these powerful tools at their fingertips,” Vertigan said. “To boost participation we have a special offer available this month only. We are giving new approved Resellers five complimentary activation codes for the multi-award winning Spyware Doctor,(1) along with significant discounts.”

“New resellers will discover we have collaborated with experienced industry veterans in the development phases to save them time and money servicing client requirements.”

Computer technicians will also benefit from a new diagnostic tool called PC Tools CheckUp—a handy memory-stick scanner that identifies client computer troubles from the USB port and produces a report that can be given to customers.

Vertigan continued “We have substantial plans to make PC Tools CheckUp into a powerful time-saving solution for busy computer technicians; saving time spent diagnosing computer issues and automating common PC repair tasks.”

PC Tools has also announced Threat Expert—a new malware security filter for content sites and the latest version of its award-winning Spyware Doctor software is currently in beta testing.

“2007 is all go for PC Tools; we have come off the back of a great 2006 and plan to continue that momentum into 2007. We encourage Resellers to join us and take advantage of our market leader status in technology, product awards and online marketing.” Vertigan concluded.

(1)   Current awards include: PC Magazine Best Anti-Spyware 2005, Editor’s Choice 2006; Windows XP Magazine, Editor’s Choice; PC Pro Recommended 2006, A List product; PC Answers Editor’s Choice 2006; PC Advisor Gold award 2006; PC User ‘Top Buy’ 2006; Computer Shopper Best Anti-Spyware of 2006.

ABOUT PC TOOLSTM
PC Tools is a global software leader with a cache of security and utility products, including the multi award-winning Spyware DoctorTM. PC Tools is an industry leader in real-time anti-spyware and has a number of key patents pending.

The PC Tools Malware Research Centre monitors trends and emerging spyware issues and provides security solutions for the consumer and enterprise marketplace. The malware database is highly integrated with Spyware Doctor's broad range of scanning and real-time system protection tools, making Spyware Doctor one of the most effective anti-spyware products on the market today.

PC Tools is headquartered in Sydney, with offices in San Francisco, London, Dublin, Melbourne, and Kiev. PC Tools has a global network of distributors, resellers, and retailers.  
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