PLEASANTON, Calif. - October 24, 2006 - Avanquest Software, a leading developer
and publisher of business and consumer software for the global PC market, today
introduced System Suite 7 Professional, its most powerful and comprehensive PC
security, diagnostics and maintenance solution ever. The latest version of System
Suite offers a highly effective multi-layered shield against viruses, malware and
hacker attacks, an enhanced user interface for simpler navigation and a suite of
innovative PC performance enhancement tools. Complete with a three-user license,
a single copy of System Suite 7 can protect up to three home or business computers,
making its $49.95 MSRP a superb value.
New to System Suite 7 is an innovative "Quick Status" screen for easy and intuitive
navigation of the software's menus and utility sets, and a Start-Up Commander™
that's designed to speed a PC's initialization process by allowing users to modify
and remove unessential programs that can cause Windows™ to load slowly. An
included program reference database can identify even obscurely named applications
to determine if they can be safely removed.
Featuring a state-of-the-art combination of Virus Scanner Pro™ and Spyware
Scanner Pro™, System Suite offers the highest level of virus and malware
protection available . Powered by Trend Micro™, these award-winning,
ultra-powerful malware detectors effectively isolate and remove potential problems
before they can do any damage to a system's critical data. With real time monitoring
and automatic updates, System Suite ensures a PC is protected from even the latest
As part of its multi-layered approach to PC security, System Suite 7 also includes a
NetDefense™ dual-layer firewall designed to block intrusions from spyware,
adware, worm viruses and Trojans often encountered though routine web surfing or
network access. For additional protection, NetDefense continually monitors a PC's
ports to ensure viruses are not transferred by devices like digital music and video
players, jump drives, external hard-drives and networked devices.
"PC users of any skill level now have an affordable, one-stop solution for
unparalleled system maintenance and worry-free networked protection," said Scott
Feldstein, Vice President, Avanquest Software Utility Products. "System Suite 7 is
the culmination of years of experience in helping PC users avoid system problems and
maintain optimal performance. As a result, NetDefense firewall, Virus Scanner Pro
and the other essential PC monitoring solutions that make up System Suite run
inconspicuously and efficiently in Windows without any annoying performance hang-ups
often found with comparable software utilities."
In addition to security and routine PC maintenance, System Suite 7 features a
complete schedule of preventive measures for diagnosing hardware problems, system
clean-up and registry optimization including:
- Registry Commander enables PC users to speed up their operating system by safely
identifying and removing old and corrupted links from the Windows Registry.
- SMARTDiskCheck notifies users of SMART enabled hard-disk performance deterioration
which can lead to data loss and complete drive failure.
- PCDiagnostics has more than 95 tests that check and report on all installed system
hardware including memory, hard drives, USB, network cards, video, sound cards, DVD
drives and more for accurate error identification and troubleshooting.
- SystemExplorer scans the PC and provides a complete list of system statistics.
- SystemMonitor examines the system's available resources and issues warnings if they
reach critical levels.
Also bundled with System Suite 7 are: Recovery Commander, an advanced data recovery tool
for correcting major file damage that can prevent a system from booting; a trial version
of PowerDesk, the award winning file manager program that replaces Windows Explorer; and
Rescue Disk, a preconfigured system boot disk for rescuing computers that are unable to
properly initialize. System Suite 7 also comes with a 1-year subscription of anti-virus
and anti-spyware updates and lets users schedule additional protection scans for times
when the PC is not usually being used.
System Suite 7 is available at leading computer and office products retail outlets and
directly from Avanquest USA. Existing users will be able to upgrade from prior versions
to version 7 directly from Avanquest's website at http://www.avanquestusa.com/.
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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 www.avanquest.com.