Software provides real-time anti-spyware protection.

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Acronis Privacy Expert Suite v8.0 includes ability to scan selected folders or disks, ability to prevent hidden program on computer to log user's key strokes, and provides automatic updates. It also features value-added security tools like file shredder, drive cleanser, Internet cleanup, system cleanup, applications traces cleanup, pop-up blocker, and paging file cleaner.

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Acronis Privacy Expert Suite 8.0 Delivers the Most Effective Anti-Spyware Solution

Proactive Tools Protect PCs From A Variety of Malware and Other Attacks

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Feb. 23 -- Acronis, Inc., the technological leader in storage management solutions, announced major upgrades with the release of Acronis Privacy Expert Suite 8.0. The new version, which begins shipping today, includes the proactive real time anti-spyware protection; ability to scan selected folders or disks; the ability to prevent a hidden program on a computer to log the user's key strokes; and automatic updates.

"Identity theft and financial fraud are becoming epidemic," wrote Avivah Litan, and Ray Wagner, in a July 2004 report entitled "The Growing Threat of Online Attacks on Consumers. "Although these kinds of crimes have been around for ages, the Internet has provided criminals with a wide variety of new, online methods for swindling unsuspecting victims."

"Spyware is among the most destructive applications that can be introduced to a system," said Max Tsypliaev, CEO of Acronis. "Having a proactive method of defeating it before it damages a user's system is a most effective way of protecting your personal information.

"Additionally, providing users with a value add security tools like File Shredder, Drive Cleanser, Internet Cleanup, System Cleanup, Applications Traces Cleanup, Pop-up Blocker, and Paging File Cleaner, makes Acronis Privacy Expert Suite the most comprehensive and must have Internet and system security solution."

"Last year, PC Magazine saw fit to honor Acronis Privacy Expert Suite 7.0 with its Editor's Choice Award," said Stephen Lawton, Acronis director of marketing. "This year we've improved many of the program's key features and added several new capabilities, further ensuring that user information remains private. With the addition of proactive monitoring and shielding of key system resources, plus the ability to shred files individually or in bulk, Acronis Privacy Expert Suite 8.0 now becomes the leading anti-spyware solution on the market and has the entire toolbox to complement your antivirus and firewall software."

About Acronis

Acronis offers storage management solutions that are technically advanced for mission-critical applications but easy to use. The company provides disaster recovery, backup and restore, partitioning, boot management, privacy, data migration, and other storage management products for enterprises, corporations and consumers of any qualification. Acronis has offices in the United States, Europe and Asia and sells its products through retail outlets, resellers and on the Web. For additional information, please visit or contact Director of Marketing Stephen Lawton at [email protected].

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