PLEASANTON, Calif. - June 28, 2005 - Avanquest Software, a leading publisher and
developer of advanced PC software for business, professional and home users, has
released Fix-It Utilities Professional 6, a powerful all-in-one PC performance
optimization tool. A one-time installation of Fix-It-Utilities automates
important PC housekeeping chores to find and repair problems on an ongoing basis,
ensuring programs load smoothly and run at optimal speed. The new integrated
software also has been upgraded for improved detection and removal of malicious
The latest version of the award winning and popular diagnostic and maintenance
tool suite from leading utilities developer VCOM, Fix-It-Utilities Professional 6
is available at leading U.S. and Canadian retail outlets and directly from
Avanquest USA with an estimated street price of $39.95.
“Many users still fail to provide proper hardware security and maintenance
unknowingly putting their machines at risk,” said Frank van Gilluwe, president
Avanquest Software Utility Products. “Fix-It Utilities is designed to ensure
today's computers can stand up to everything users throw at them, including the
constant barrage of threats they are exposed to over the Internet.”
New to this version is an anti-spyware feature which continually scans the
system for spyware (and other forms of harmful software) and removes it from the
PC. Fix-It-Utilities 6 also features enhanced virus scanning protection, powered
by Trend Micro, and includes active real-time monitoring with a new clean-up tool
for quick and easy removal of detected viruses.
Fix-It Utilities 6 protects the PC through a complete schedule of preventive
maintenance including advanced hardware diagnostics, correcting and optimizing
the registry and clean-up of “computer residue” left from installed and
uninstalled software downloads. Other monitoring and problem-solving features
SMARTCheck: updated and improved hard disk failure early warning system
which sends notification when the SMART-compatible hard drive is having trouble
and may start to corrupt data;
PCDiagnostics: checks and reports on installed system hardware including
memory, hard drives, USB, network cards, video, sound cards, DVD drives and more;
pinpoints errors and identifies the cause of trouble;
SystemExplorer: scans the PC system and provides a complete list of
SystemMonitors: examines system resources and issues warnings if they
reach critical levels; and
SystemRecovery: new Bootable Rescue CD with full NTFS support.
Additional no-cost extras include a 1 year subscription of anti-virus updates
from VCOM; Recovery Commander, an advanced data recovery system that can
correct major system file damage preventing your system from booting; and
PowerDesk, the award winning file manager program that replaces Windows Explorer
and gives users a wide array of tools for file management.
Existing users will be able to upgrade from prior versions to version 6 directly
from VCOM's website at http://www.v-com.com.
About Avanquest Software
Avanquest Software is a global developer and leading publisher of best-selling
personal and professional software designed for utilities, office productivity,
communications and mobility worldwide. Avanquest Software products are marketed
in over 100 countries, through e-commerce, OEM partnerships and IT resellers.
Founded in 1984 as BVRP Software and listed since December 1996 on
Euronext (ISIN FR0004026714), Avanquest Software forms part of the Eurolist,
NextEconomy segment and SBF 250 index. Additional information on Avanquest
Software is available at www.avanquest.com.