SOURCE: Raxco Software, Inc.

August 30, 2005 09:00 ET

Geeks On Call® Dials Up Raxco's PerfectDisk to Help Keep Customers' PCs Fast and Healthy

New Partnership Brings Added Value to Computer Experts' Services for SOHO's and Residential Customers

GAITHERSBURG, MD -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 30, 2005 -- Raxco Software, the worldwide leader in disk defragmentation software, announced today that its award-winning PerfectDisk® has been selected by Geeks On Call® as a value add to its computer troubleshooting services for small businesses and residential customers. Through this partnership, Geeks On Call® customers will get fast help for hard drive fragmentation as well as discounts when purchasing Raxco's PerfectDisk defragmenter.

Geeks On Call® currently has 332 franchises in 22 states and has been listed by Entrepreneur Magazine and Franchise Times Magazine as one of the fastest growing franchise companies in the country. Through its partnership with Raxco, Geeks On Call® will help customers with proper hard disk drive maintenance and the adverse affects that fragmentation can have on a computer. PerfectDisk's pedigree played a deciding role in its selection by Geeks On Call®, most notably its perfect 5-star review from CNET Download, winner of Redmond Magazine's Best of the Best Award for 2005, and being awarded PC Magazine's Editors' Choice award for the past two years.

"After much success, we continue to strive to offer the highest standard of service for our customers, and that includes providing a long-term PC health solution," said Mike Vanderslice, Vice President of Operations at Geeks On Call®. "We have been searching for a technology that we could bring to the attention of our customers that offers the same quality that we provide. We chose Raxco's PerfectDisk since it was the only software that provides a superior level of hard disk drive file defrgamentation combined with free space consolidation. Through our partnership with Raxco, our customers can be satisfied that they can obtain a healthy, streamlined PC."

PerfectDisk proactively prevents workstation and server problems associated with the fragmentation of files across the system disk by defragmenting both files and free space in a single pass. The software was also the first defragmentation utility certified by Microsoft® for Windows® 2000 and Windows Server™ 2003, and is fully integrated with Microsoft's Active Directory® services.

"Geeks On Call® is synonymous with expertise and a quality of service that has helped it grow at a fantastic rate over the years," said Joe Abusamra, vice president of operations at Raxco Software. "The company also knows which software is a necessity to small businesses and home users. We are excited to have such a qualified partner help us to raise awareness of proper disk defragementation and free space consolidation."

About Geeks On Call®

Founded in 1999, Geeks On Call® initially served the cities of Norfolk and Virginia Beach, Virginia, where it experienced immediate success. Overwhelmed by the public's hunger for dependable computer support, they realized the only way to satisfy their ballooning customer base was to franchise the company. In early 2001, their first franchise was launched. Today, there are approximately 332 independently owned Geeks On Call® franchises operating in 22 states throughout America. To inquire about franchise opportunities, contact the Geeks On Call® World Headquarters at 1-888-667-4577 or visit them on the Web at www.geeksoncall.com. To schedule service, please call 1-800-905-GEEK.

About Raxco Software

Raxco Software has been helping large enterprises, small businesses, and consumers with their computer resource management needs for more than twenty-five years. Its PerfectDisk is Windows Server 2003- and Windows 2000-certified, and optimized for Windows XP. The PerfectDisk line has a long award-winning history, most notably its perfect 5-star review from CNET Download, winner of Redmond Magazine's Best of the Best Award for 2005, and having won PC Magazine's Editors Choice award for the past two years. In addition to its PerfectDisk line, Raxco also produces PC optimization software, including system recovery and disk repair products for Windows operating systems and HP's OpenVMS operating system. Raxco Software can be found on the Web at www.raxco.com.

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PerfectDisk is a registered trademark of Raxco Software, Inc. Microsoft, Windows, Windows Server and Active Directory are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Geeks On Call® is a registered trademark of Geeks On Call® America, Inc. All other trademarks or trade names are the property of their respective owners.

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