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London, August 24, 2007: PC World’s latest annual anti-spyware round-up, to be published in the October print issue of the magazine, names Spyware DoctorTM 5.0 winner of the prestigious PC World Best Buy award.

PC World says Spyware Doctor: “...finished far ahead of its competitors in formal tests independently conducted by research company”

Tested against five highly recognized competitors, Spyware Doctor 5.0 comprehensively outperforms and ranks number one, with an overall PC World performance rating of “Superior.”

In the independent test, lab finds Spyware Doctor to detect 100 percent of active adware samples and achieves a high score for real-time behavioural based detection. Furthermore, Spyware Doctor 5.0 shows no false positives.

PC World praises Spyware Doctor’s user-friendly set-and-forget approach saying its “…well-designed program (is) a breeze to install. Three big buttons let you scan your PC for threats, clean up and [sic] any problems the software finds, and activate real-time threat detection...”

Spyware Doctor 5.0 also impresses PC World as the only one of the six competitors with anti-phishing protection and favours PC Tools’ around-the-clock US toll-free telephone, email and web-based support.

“We are particularly pleased with PC World’s results and expert opinion. The review validates PC Tools’ efforts to successfully re-engineer Spyware Doctor to meet next generation spyware and adware threats,” says Simon Clausen, Chief Executive Officer of PC Tools.

“We are honoured to receive this award from PC World. It is a testament to the skilled research and development teams behind our technology who have continued to exceed expectations and provide a superior product that meets the challenges of emerging and ever-changing threats. Malware 2.0 has arrived and PC Tools is positioned to lead the market in proactive behavioural protection,” said Clausen.

Awards include: PC World Best Buy Award, August 2007, PC Magazine Best Anti-Spyware 2005, Editor’s Choice 2006; Windows XP Magazine, Editor’s Choice; PC Pro Recommended 2006, A List product; PC Answers Editor’s Choice 2006; PC Advisor Gold award 2006; PC User ‘Top Buy’ 2006; Computer Shopper Best Anti-Spyware of 2006. We have also received Virus Bulletin and Checkmark Certification 2007.


PC Tools is a global software leader with a cache of security and utility products, including the multi award-winning Spyware Doctor 5.0TM. PC Tools is an industry leader in real-time anti-spyware and has a number of key patents pending. PC Tools’ award-winning Spyware Doctor is now available at all major retailers across North America including GeekSquadTM, Target, Office Depot, and Best Buy.

PC Tools now has two research facilities: one in Sydney, and a second in Boulder, Colorado. The company is headquartered in Sydney, with offices in San Francisco, London, Shannon (Ireland), Melbourne, Kiev and now Boulder, Colorado. PC Tools has a global network of distributors, resellers, and retailers.


Marc Ambasna-Jones
Monument PR
Tel: 0845 3551178

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