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Avanquest Software

July 13, 2010 12:02 ET

Avanquest Software Launches New Double Anti-Spy Professional With High Malware Detection Rates as Verified by AV-Test

Double Anti-Spy Professional Beats Webroot SpySweeper and PC Tools Spyware Doctor in Head-to-Head Malware Tests With Two Integrated Anti-Malware Engines

PLEASANTON, CA--(Marketwire - July 13, 2010) -  Avanquest Software (PARIS: AVQ), a leading global developer of professional and consumer software, today launched Double Anti-Spy Professional 2.0, a new version of its comprehensive anti-malware and anti-spyware program that features two integrated anti-malware engines, providing users with comprehensive real-time security detection, removal and threat protection. In head-to-head comparison tests recently conducted by AV-Test, the leading provider of information technology security testing services, Double Anti-Spy Professional had the highest total malware detection rates.

Rankings were based on an array of categories including types of Windows malware such as bots, worms and rogue applications, Trojan Horses like password stealer and downloader as well as macro viruses. Avanquest's new version also features Avanquest's exclusive DoubleScan anti-malware technology with comprehensive protection, eliminating the need for users to have multiple anti-malware and anti-spyware solutions on their PCs.

"With all of the conflicting claims about anti-malware protection, it is easy for users to be confused," said Ryan Smith, director of product marketing of Avanquest Software North America. "Our customers can now feel safer knowing that the leading security testing company has verified that our DoubleScan anti-malware technology provides comprehensive protection from threats, including ID theft and Trojan horses."

Featuring reduced software download and threat definition sizes, Double Anti-Spy 2.0 offers faster application performance by using fewer system resources so users don't have to choose between PC security and PC performance. Version 2.0 offers multiple engines for optimized malware and virus detection. Double Anti-Spy includes Sunbelt's VIPRE, Agnitum and VirusBuster scan engines for optimized malware and virus detection.

The updated Double Anti-Spy is available immediately for $29 (one PC) and $39 (up to three PCs) with a one-year money back guarantee. The program is compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista (32-bit and 64-bit) and Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit) operating systems. To purchase Double Anti-Spy 2.0, visit www.doubleantispy.com.

About Avanquest Software
Avanquest Software (PARIS: AVQ), is a world leader in developing and publishing software for businesses and consumers, in categories ranging from mobility to utilities by way of multimedia. Avanquest Software strives to ensure that all its software can interact, so that the convergence between the PC, Internet services and the intelligent telephone is as complete and secure as possible. The passion that drives our teams, the high technological added value of the software and the solid presence of the Group in North America, Europe and Asia make Avanquest Software one of the top 10 consumer software publishers in the world. Since it was established in 1984, the company has put innovation at the core of its business and invested heavily every year in research and development, supporting its teams of engineers scattered throughout France, the United States, Canada and China, working every day to create the best software today and tomorrow. Avanquest Software has been listed on Euronext since 1996. For any additional information, please visit these sites http://www.avanquest.com or http://group.avanquest.com.

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