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Latest release improves on multi-award winning product providing the most advanced anti-spyware product on market

London 17th January 2008: PC Tools today announced the launch of the latest release of multi-award winning Spyware Doctor®Version 5.5. Building on the success of Spyware Doctor 5, version 5.5 has been upgraded to provide minimal impact to computer performance and user friendly functionality.

New features include enhanced rootkit detection and removal, enhanced real-time protection at the kernel level, reduced memory usage, network guard enhancements and automated threat evaluation.

“PC Tools has recognised the inability of most anti-spyware products to provide consumers with an advanced, yet user friendly offering that provides superior protection and reduces both user interaction and memory usage,” said Simon Clausen, Chief Executive Officer, PC Tools.

“We are confident that the latest release of Spyware Doctor meets these objectives and continues to be the most advanced product on the market” said Clausen.

Consistently awarded Editor’s Choice awards by leading PC Magazines and testing laboratories worldwide and downloaded by over a hundred million users globally, Spyware Doctor continues to detect, remove and block all types of malware including spyware, adware, spyware Trojans, rootkits, keyloggers and a variety of other security related risks. OnGuard real-time protection also protects the user from malicious phishing websites.

Spyware Doctor 5.5 provides...

*Enhanced Rootkit Removal- Spyware Doctor 5.5 now has upgraded rootkit removal techniques that reduce the number of system reboots previously required to remove some of the most difficult rootkits.

*Improved Real-time Kernel Level Protection - unlike previous versions, the OnGuard real-time protection in Spyware Doctor 5.5 can now make decisions on threats earlier, at the kernel level, to help improve performance.

*Reduced Memory Usage - the overall memory usage and footprint for Spyware Doctor 5.5 has been reduced to ensure minimal impact to computer performance.

*Network Guard Enhancement - Network Guard has been upgraded to include additional protection against new threats that attack network registry settings, thus preventing them from interfering with your Internet connection.

*Intelli-risk Rating - in previous versions of Spyware Doctor unnecessary warnings may have occurred with inactive traces of threats rated as high risk. Now in Spyware Doctor 5.5, the intelli-risk rating system ranks threats by rating inactive traces of threats detected according to the actual risk posed.

*Automated Threat Evaluation – Spyware Doctor 5.5 now incorporates automatic threat evaluation, providing standardised descriptions that allow easy differentiation and understand detected threats.

Features as Standard:

*Free 24-hour customer support for all users
*Frequent advanced updates to ensure constant protection
*Detects and removes all types of Spyware and Adware threats

Spyware Doctor Full Version Information:

Designed for Windows Vista, XP and 2000


PC Tools is a global software leader with a cache of security and utility products, including the multi award-winning Spyware Doctor. 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, Shannon (Ireland), Melbourne, Kiev, and Boulder. PC Tools has a global network of distributors, resellers, and retailers.


Marc Ambasna-Jones
Monument PR
Tel: 01225 580141

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