PLEASANTON, Calif. - October 12, 2006 - Avanquest Software, a leading developer
and publisher of business and consumer software for the global PC market, today
announced the release of Fix-It Utilities 7 Professional, a comprehensive
easy-to-use application that enables even novice PC enthusiasts to diagnose,
repair and prevent system problems, ensuring optimal performance. Equipped with
three user licenses, a single copy of Fix-It Utilities 7 will keep up to three
computers in any household or small business running like new.
Fix-It Utilities powerful system optimization capabilities save time and
money by allowing PC users of all skill levels to quickly and accurately
troubleshoot and solve their PC problems without hiring a technician or making
costly customer service phone calls.
Taking preventative measures to protect against spyware and virus
threats is critical to maintaining a healthy and efficient PC, but often people
neglect to run other equally important, routine disk maintenance programs,
said Scott Feldstein, vice president, Avanquest Software Utility Products.
Utilizing the comprehensive tools that make up Fix-It Utilities 7
guarantees the highest level of PC protection at a minimal expense.
Fix-It Utilities offers a comprehensive solution for malware
detection and prevention with its integrated Virus Scanner Pro and Anti-Spyware
tools that detect and remove virus and spyware threats without damaging the
users critical data. The use of real-time system monitoring and software
updates further ensures that the latest malware programs will be isolated before
theyre able to do any damage.
The enhanced edition of Fix-It Utilities also features Startup
Commander™, an innovative program that shrinks the time it takes for a PC to
start, by reducing the number of non-essential resident programs and disabling
malware used by hackers to gain control of systems. Often overall system
performance improves by removing these undesired programs.
Also bundled with Fix-It Utilities 7 is Recovery Commander, an
advanced data recovery tool for correcting major file damage that can prevent a
system from booting, and PowerDesk, the award winning file manager program that
replaces Windows Explorer. Fix-It Utilities 7 also comes with a 1-year
subscription of anti-virus and anti-spyware updates and lets users schedule
additional protection scans for times the PC is not usually being used.
In addition to regular PC maintenance, Fix-It Utilities 7
features a complete schedule of preventive measures for diagnosing hardware
problems, system clean-up and registry optimization including:
- SMARTDiskCheck: Notifies users of hard-disk performance deterioration which
can lead to data loss and complete drive failure. Works with any SMART compatible
- 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 system
- SystemMonitors: Examines system resources and issues warnings if they reach
- Rescue Disk: Fix-It Utilities 7 comes bundled with a preconfigured system boot
disk for rescuing computers that are unable to properly initialize.
Fix-It-Utilities Professional 7 has a suggested retail price of
$39.95 and is available at leading U.S. and Canadian retail outlets and directly
from Avanquest USA. Existing users will be able to upgrade from prior versions to
version 7 directly from Avanquests website at http://www.avanquestusa.com.
Additional information on Fix-It Utilities 7 Professional is available at
About Avanquest Software
Avanquest Software is a global developer and leading publisher of best-selling
personal and professional software designed for PC maintenance, 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