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May 2006

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For Immediate Release
May 31, 2006


Superior System Protection for Windows PCs via Comprehensive Recovery Features

PLEASANTON, CA — May 31, 2006 — Avanquest Software, a leading developer and publisher of business and consumer software for the global PC market with operations in Europe, the U.S. and Asia, today introduced its newest version of VCOM's system recovery solution for Windows. Recovery Commander 3 rescues Windows PC users from inoperable or non-booting systems and can typically restore the system to working order in less than five minutes, while preserving valuable user data and applications.

The latest version of VCOM Recovery Commander 3 offers enhanced tracking and recovery features that dramatically improve the ability to save and restore a damaged system and/or files from the worst stages of disrepair. Recovery Commander 3 tracks a broad range of system components involved in the system boot process. This way, users can avoid the hassle of restoring a lengthy backup archive or performing a time-consuming system reformat and reload of the operating system and applications that may risk the loss of vital data.

The tool's comprehensive tracking mechanism improves the chances of successful recovery when viruses or program/update installations result in changes to important start-up components that disable a system's ability to boot. The program also safeguards a series of system configuration files including the Registry. Additionally, Recovery Commander 3 automatically detects any new program installation and creates a pre-installation checkpoint for use in restoration, in the event that the installer program creates a conflict on the system.

Recovery Commander 3 can automatically or manually create checkpoints of key system files, registry and boot record for all installations. Other unique checkpoint features of Recovery Commander 3 include:

  • RC3 checkpoints contain user passwords, system activation information, Windows boot files, boot sectors and the entire partition table including key internal system data
  • RC3 does not use any CPU/memory resources in standby, unlike the performance-robbing, more limited System Restore in Windows
  • RC3 protects all checkpoints from any corruption and/or virus infection
  • RC3 checkpoints can be easily restored from RC3's bootable CD or under Windows
  • RC3 detects new application installations and prompts the user to create a checkpoint
  • RC3 enables users to customize checkpoints to include additional files and view Checkpoint differences before restoration

Recovery Commander 3 also includes the ability to view folders and files outside of Windows, where users can rename, delete and even edit text files. As a bonus, RC3 includes a number of graphical partitioning tools such as create, delete and format partitions.

Recovery Commander 3 supports Windows 98, Me, 2000, XP and 2003. RC3 is fully compatible with all partitioning software and OS management software, including VCOM's Partition Commander and System Commander products. Recovery Commander 3 has a suggested retail price of $39.95 and is available online at

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