SOURCE: PC Tools

June 14, 2005 05:00 ET

PC Tools™ Joins Industry-Wide Fight Against Spyware With Anti-Spyware Coalition

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 14, 2005 -- PC Tools, creator of award-winning spyware removal and real-time protection software, has joined the Anti-Spyware Coalition, a newly formed industry group that will work to better define spyware and develop best practices for software development.

The coalition is run by the Washington, DC-based Center for Democracy and Technology, and consists of anti-spyware vendors, consumer groups, Internet service providers (ISPs), computer manufacturers, academic leaders and related advocacy groups.

Spyware and adware infections can cause problems for PC users ranging from slow Internet access and unusual computer problems to banking and identity theft. Having a consistent definition of what constitutes spyware or adware may help software makers to improve their products and ultimately help PC users to minimize infection from spyware applications.

ABOUT PC TOOLS™

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 www.pctools.com.

ABOUT SPYWARE DOCTOR™

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 25 million copies of Spyware Doctor have been downloaded, and the product is regularly ranked in the Top 10 most downloaded products on CNET's Download.com. Spyware Doctor has received numerous accolades from third parties, including the Windows Shareware Hall of Fame from Microsoft and WUGNET, and others. More information about Spyware Doctor can be found at www.pctools.com/spyware-doctor.

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