PC Tools (company)

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PC Tools (Founded in 2003[1] – 2009), formerly known as WinGuides.com, is a software company headquartered in Australia with offices in the USA, UK, Ireland and Ukraine. It develops and distributes security and optimization software for the Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows platforms. There are over 200 employees. PC Tools has won nearly 100 separate awards for its products.


List of products

  • Spyware Doctor for Netbooks—anti-spyware and malware removal product for Windows Netbooks
  • Spyware Doctor—anti-spyware and malware removal product for Windows
  • Registry Mechanic—repair and optimization product for the Windows registry
  • PC Tools AntiVirus—anti-virus program
  • Privacy Guardian—privacy product to clean up internet and PC usage history
  • File Recover—file recovery
  • Spam Monitor—anti-spam program
  • PC Tools Firewall Plus—free firewall program
  • ThreatFire—free And Paid protection against zero day attacks
  • PC Tools Internet Security—internet protection suite for all in one
  • iAntivirus—anti-virus and anti-spyware suite for Mac OS X systems
  • Desktop Maestro—all-in-one application that integrates registry cleaning, system monitoring and privacy cleaning.
  • Browser Defender—The Browser Defender toolbar allows you to surf safely by displaying site ratings as you browse the Internet. When you visit a site its address will be checked by our servers and a rating shown in the toolbar based on any malicious behavior or threats we have found associated with the site.
  • Startup Explorer—Startup Explorer allows a user to customise the startup behaviour of their PC. Items that can be controlled include:
    • Startup Programs
    • Systems Services
    • Scheduled tasks
    • Loaded drivers
    • System init files
    • Explorer
    • Print Monitors
    • Safe Mode options
    • Shell integration
    • Known and Shared DLLs

Acquisition by Symantec

On August 18, 2008, Symantec announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire PC Tools, but PC Tools will maintain separate operations.[2]

See also


External links

PC Tools websites

pl:PC Tools
Personal tools

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