October 06, 2005 13:39 ET

PC Pro Magazine Recognizes Spyware Doctor™ 3.2 With Prestigious "A-List" Award

UK Publication Gives PC Tools' Anti-Spyware Software a Perfect Six-Star Rating

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 6, 2005 -- PC Pro magazine, the UK's leading computer technology publication, has awarded Spyware Doctor 3.2 from PC Tools its "A-List award" for best anti-spyware software.

The magazine rates hardware and software products in a variety of categories across six criteria, including value, features, ease-of-use, accuracy and others, with a maximum rating of six stars. Spyware Doctor entered the review round-up for the first time and received a perfect score of six to be ranked among the A-List, knocking off Webroot's Spy Sweeper, which had previously held the A-List anti-spyware title.

"The A-List award from PC Pro is considered the crème-de-la-crème in various hardware and software categories," said PC Pro Reviewer Davey Winder. "Only the very best go in here."

Spyware Doctor received the highest detection, removal and blocking rates of any product tested. In addition, the product's unique ability to provide daily live updates to its software for any component was instrumental in differentiating it from its competitors, along with the product's fast scanning time of under five minutes for a full system scan.

"This award is a terrific validation for our technology and for the team of researchers and software developers working to help combat the ongoing threat of spyware and malware," said Simon Clausen, CEO of PC Tools. "It's always rewarding to receive recognition for your efforts and we're very proud of this award."

Spyware Doctor can be downloaded at and is available for purchase at $29.95 per computer install, including free support and live updates for a year.

Read the full review here:


Spyware Doctor, PC Tools' award-winning flagship product, is one of the most technologically advanced and widely-used anti-spyware software solutions in the world. Over the past year, more than 30 million copies of Spyware Doctor have been downloaded, and the product is currently ranked number 2 most popular software on CNET's More information about Spyware Doctor can be found at


PC Tools is a global leader in innovative software products to protect the privacy and security of Windows® computer users. PC Tools publishes software and provides technical resources for securing, protecting and maintaining the Windows® operating system. More information about PC Tools can be found at

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