Spyware Doctor's Latest Version Stays Ahead of Spyware, Its Competitors and Takes Out Its 4th Consecutive PC Magazine Editors' Choice

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PC Tools, creators of multi award-winning security software, today announced the release of Spyware Doctor 4.0 and its latest PC Magazine Editors' choice award for the best anti-spyware removal and protection available -- the fourth such consecutive award for the product.

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The spyware-smashers at PC Tools continue to improve Spyware Doctor in every way they can think of

PC Tools, creators of multi award-winning security software, today announced the release of Spyware Doctor 4.0 and its latest PC Magazine Editors' choice award for the best anti-spyware removal and protection available -- the fourth such consecutive award for the product.

Spyware Doctor is "...way ahead of the pack in its ability to remove spyware and keep a clean system clean". -- Neil J. Rubenking of PC Magazine.    

PC Tools, creators of multi award-winning security software, today announced the release of Spyware Doctor 4.0 and its latest PC Magazine Editors' choice award for the best anti-spyware removal and protection available -- the fourth such consecutive award for the product.

Spyware Doctor Version 4.0 continues to lead the industry with the introduction of numerous pro-active protection features including an Instant Messenger tool (IM Guard) -- thought to be the first of its type available in an Anti-Spyware solution. IM Guard is part of Spyware Doctor's highly regarded OnGuard real-time protection set of tools and protects users from accessing potentially malicious URLs received while using an instant messenger program.

Additionally, version 4.0 further builds on identifying and closing the gaps created by the subtle changes in the way that spyware threats attempt to infiltrate a users PC during a computer's startup process. This includes the addition of new driver and service protection technology, which incorporates additional intelligence designed to identify malicious files early; thereby pre-empting the efforts of hackers to gain low-level access to the operating system.

Spyware Doctor has also extended its own defenses to further protect itself from malicious software that attempt to terminate and manipulate well known anti-spyware applications. With these new defenses, Spyware Doctor prevents such threats from compromising its anti-spyware effectiveness and therefore maintaining the security-level of the PC.

PC Tools' CEO Simon Clausen said, "With Malware threats evolving as quickly as ever, it is imperative that we not only respond to threats but are preemptive in the fight. The new feature set of Spyware Doctor version 4.0 continues to put it well ahead of the competition -- and it's a real testament to our research and development teams that Spyware Doctor continues to lead the industry against Malware. We are also extremely delighted to once again be acclaimed by PC Magazine with its current Editors' Choice award. We have received the award now for the fourth consecutive time and it's a real tribute as this is one of the most respected accolades in our industry."

These new enhancements in the already multi award-winning Spyware Doctor has again garnered it the prestigious PC Magazine Editors' Choice award for the fourth consecutive time. "The spyware-smashers at PC Tools continue to improve Spyware Doctor in every way they can think of," said Neil J. Rubenking of PC Magazine. He also says Spyware Doctor is "...way ahead of the pack in its ability to remove spyware and keep a clean system clean".

Other features in Spyware Doctor Version 4.0 include:

-- Windows System Restore Point option - another first for Anti Spyware software

-- Detection & removal of malicious cookies in Mozilla Firefox

-- Detection & removal of Unicode filenames or folders

Spyware Doctor is available at major retail outlets including Circuit City, Staples, CompUSA and Fry's, and can also be downloaded online at http://www.pctools.com for purchase at $29.95 per computer install, including free support, software upgrades and live updates for a year.

About Spyware Doctor(TM)

Spyware Doctor, PC Tools' multi 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 50 million copies of Spyware Doctor have been downloaded, and Spyware Doctor is regularly among the most downloaded anti-spyware applications on CNET's Download.com. Please visit the Spyware Doctor home page for more information on Spyware Doctor Version 4.0.

About PC Tools(TM)

PC Tools is a global leader in innovative security software products for Windows(R) computer users, providing technical resources for securing, protecting and maintaining the Windows(R) operating system. Please visit http://www.pctools.com for more information about PC Tools.

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