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Support.com

July 06, 2011 09:00 ET

Support.com Announces Secure My Smartphone for Android™, Keeps Android Smartphones Safe From Viruses and Malware

Track and Locate Device If Missing or Stolen; Back-Up and Restore Contacts via Cloud

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 6, 2011) - Support.com (NASDAQ: SPRT), the Personal Technology Experts®, today announced Support.com Secure My Smartphone for Android, a new service that helps protect Android smart phones from viruses and malware. Secure My Smartphone also enables Android users to track and locate their device in the case of loss or theft, and will automatically back-up and restore lost contact data.

Virus attacks on mobile phones are significantly on the rise, illustrated recently in March when an attack affected more than 250,000 Android users. Moreover, a recent study entitled "Malicious Mobile Threats Report 2010/2011" by Juniper Networks found that "... consumer mobile devices are exposed to a record number of security threats," including a "400 percent increase in Android malware" over the past 18 months.

Secure My Smartphone for Android users gain access to the Support.com Personal Technology Experts, who in addition to installation/configuration of their protection software will also walk users through step-by-step instructions on how to use the built-in security features that Androids provide.

"Support.com continues to drive innovation and simplicity that is geared toward helping consumers solve their most pressing issues. With Secure My Smartphone for Android we've extended our lead in the fast-exploding mobile market, especially for Android smartphones," said Josh Pickus, Support.com CEO. "Not only were we the first premium technology support company to offer a true remote service for Android smartphones but now we are the first to offer a virus and theft protection setup service for those devices," continued Pickus.

Based in North America, Support.com Personal Technology Experts provide a cost-effective and a stress-free experience over the Internet and the phone. Available 24/7/365, Support.com Personal Technology Experts remove the pain, hassle and loss of productivity generally associated with tech repair, and assist with problems ranging from Repair & Maintenance, Virus & Malware Removal, Data Recovery, Computer Networking, Devices & Peripherals, Software & Applications, Mobile Devices, and much more.

About Support.com
Support.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPRT) provides cloud-based technology services and software for consumers and small businesses. The Support.com Personal Technology Experts provide a quick, cost-effective and stress-free technology support experience over the Internet and the phone using the Company's advanced technology platform. Support.com also offers a wide range of easy-to-use software products that detect and repair common computer problems and optimize performance. Support.com offers programs through many of the nation's leading retailers, broadband service providers, software vendors and PC/CE OEMs, and provides software to over a million consumers and small businesses. For more information please visit us at: www.support.com, www.facebook.com/support.com, or http://twitter.com/#!/support_com.

Support.com, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, visit www.support.com.

Copyright © 2011 Support.com, Inc. All rights reserved. Support.com and Personal Technology Experts are trademarks or registered trademarks of Support.com, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. Android is a trademark or registered trademark of Google, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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