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PC Tools’ Desktop Mechanic does the hard yards; while techies can take a day off

London, May 23, 2007 - PC Tools has just unveiled Desktop Mechanic 2.0 for consumers who typically can’t access sophisticated Windows optimization tools to enhance their computer’s performance.

Novice users no longer need to rush out and call a techie when their computer faces performance anxiety. Desktop Mechanic 2.0 is now their first point of call in solving these issues quickly and easily.

“Desktop Mechanic 2.0 has combined PC Tools’ most powerful and award-winning tools to provide a one-stop-shop that speeds computer system processing, increases stability, and maintains user privacy. It is the ultimate cost-effective alternative for reviving older computers and avoiding the need to purchase new ones,” said Michael Greene, Vice President of Product Strategy.

“We have transformed the highly-acclaimed Registry Mechanic along with Privacy Guardian—typically used by advanced users—and simplified it for those more novice,” said Greene. Greene explained Desktop Mechanic mines useful Windows system tools from deep inside the operating system and places them at the users’ fingertips to easily upgrade computer performance and fix registry errors.

At the same time, Desktop Mechanic incorporates the core strengths of Privacy GuardianTM to protect user privacy by erasing the record of sites visited, cleaning temporary files, and bleaching information so it can not be recovered after deletion.

Overall, Desktop Mechanic leverages the knowledge of advanced technical users and provides the novice user with a simple interface and access to powerful optimization tools. Desktop Mechanic is your very own personal in-house techie.

Greene explained that Desktop Mechanic 2.0 offers three major components:

• Computer Optimization: With a single click Desktop Mechanic 2.0 applies a set of tweaks and patches directly into the Windows registry designed to improve system performance—this includes accessing Windows Defrag—cleaning, repairing and compacting the registry as well as shutting down the computer faster by simply closing frozen programs.

• Privacy cleaning: User privacy is maintained by wiping out all traces of online site visit activity; bleaching hard-disk “white space” (deleted files) ensuring information can never be recovered; and dumping windows temp files freeing space on the hard drive.

• CPU monitoring: Consumers can watch system activity, processes, disk space, and CPU/Memory usage.

Desktop Mechanic also provides a replacement screen for the Windows Task Manager making it easier for users to access this key processing information. “This performance monitor screen provides a real-time view of computer processing power and memory usage,” Greene said.

Greene said PC Tools customers can expect Desktop Mechanic—which is compatible with the new Windows VistaTM operating system—to become even more robust in the coming months as new tools are added to help average users further improve their computer’s performance.

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PC Tools is a global software leader with a cache of security and utility products, including the multi award-winning Spyware DoctorTM. PC Tools is an industry leader in real-time anti-spyware and has a number of key patents pending.

The PC Tools Malware Research Centre monitors trends and emerging spyware issues and provides security solutions for the consumer and enterprise marketplace. The company is headquartered in Sydney, with offices in San Francisco, London, Dublin, Melbourne, and Kiev. PC Tools has a global network of distributors, resellers, and retailers.


Marc Ambasna-Jones
Monument PR Worldwide
Tel: 0845 355 1178

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