Zip Utility Software facilitates Internet communications.

Press Release Summary:

StuffIt Deluxe(TM) v7.5 for Windows® creates compressed files for Internet communication and automates data backup and file transfer. OfficeReady StuffIt(TM) provides one-click compress and mail from Microsoft's Word, PowerPoint, and Excel programs. SEA Builder(TM), a self-extracting, document distribution system, creates archives that open automatically, and sends e-mail confirmation of successful delivery. For maximum privacy protection, 128-bit encryption is available.

Original Press Release:


With The Best Zip Compression Available, Privacy Features and Unique Automation-- StuffIt Deluxe Is A complete Internet Communication Solution That's Fast, Safe, And Secure

Watsonville, Calif., MAY 15, 2002-- Aladdin Systems Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Aladdin Systems Holdings, Inc. (OTC BB: ALHI), today introduced the new Deluxe version of StuffIt (tm) for Windows (r). StuffIt Deluxe(tm) 7.5 builds on its "most comprehensive compression utility" reputation by including new exclusive features to make compression easier, faster, and safer, to fit the way people work.

StuffIt Deluxe 7.5 introduces exclusive productivity features including integration with Microsoft Office products, task automation, and improved compression. Internet users will appreciate StuffIt's advance in compression technology because smaller files move across the Internet faster, which mean less waiting for downloads and email attachment transfers. Independent tests confirm that StuffIt's improved compression is now the best available.

"Aladdin's StuffIt 7.5 consistently creates smaller ZIP files than PKZip and WinZip in my tests and is fully compatible with existing ZIP de-compressors, even those dating back nine years." reported Jeff Gilchrist, author of industry-standard compression test site, <>.

StuffIt Deluxe 7.5 helps computer users save time with new features that no other zip compression utility has. OfficeReady StuffIt(tm) provides one-click compress and mail from Microsoft's Word, PowerPoint and Excel. The new SEA Builder(tm), a business person's dream document distribution system, creates self-extracting archives that open automatically. Options to display text messages to recipients and email notification of successful delivery are available to give the sender peace of mind. StuffIt Express(tm) Personal Edition now works seamlessly with Microsoft Scheduled Tasks to automate routine tasks,
such as data backups, at regularly scheduled times. Extra security with 128-bit encryption is available for maximum privacy protection.

With many time-saving features and improved interface, StuffIt Deluxe 7.5 ensures StuffIt is an intuitive and essential program that's easy to use.

"Recent surveys of compression users clearly show that they want a program that is easy to use, powerful, and comprehensive," said Matthew Covington, StuffIt product manager. "We designed StuffIt Deluxe 7.5 to meet and exceed expectations by innovating new and unique features that make compression intuitive and so useful that people use it daily in all their Internet communications."

Key Stufflt Deluxe Features and Benefits:
- New! Creates the smallest Zip compressed archives
- New! OfficeReady StuffIt one-click compress and mail from Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel
- New! Custom Self-Extracting Archive document distribution system creates archives that open automatically and send email confirmation of successful delivery
- New! 128-bit encryption for maximum privacy protection
- New! Add Files to an archive based on user-defined criteria
- Unique! Data backup and file transfer automation with StuffIt
Express' seamless integration with Windows_ Scheduled Tasks
- Search for files buried in Zip and StuffIt Archives with
- Prevent file corruption during Internet transfer
- Access any compressed or encoded file, download, or email attachment
- Browse and Manipulate StuffIt and Zip archives

10 StuffIt Deluxe Windows Innovations and Essential Features:
1. Save files as archives from within Word and Excel: New! StuffIt users can archive or compress and email with one step from within their Microsoft Word, Power Point and Excel. Integration with Microsoft, ensures convenience and unique compression options.

2. Best Zip Compression Available: Create the smallest Zip files for faster Internet communication and to take up less storage space.

3.Create encrypted archives to protect files: StuffIt provides privacy with StuffIt and Zip 128-bit archive encryption. Only the password will access the safe and corruption-protected archives.

4. Automate file compression and communication tasks: The StuffIt
Express(tm) component provides automation over a wide range of
compression and file transfer tasks for automation convenience.
StuffIt Express allows users to easily create custom drop box
applications, configurable to run a specific sequence of tasks. Users can combine many steps like zip, FTP, send email, and more, in one

5. Search for files located in Zip and StuffIt Archives:
ArchiveSearch(tm), can easily search for files that are buried within both zip and StuffIt archives, making it easy to quickly find related groups of files without having to manually decompress and search through each archive.

6. Ensure Archive Access By Anyone With Custom Self-Extracting
Archive Tool: StuffIt can create "self-extracting" archives (SEAs) so any computer user can open them without having any unzipping software installed. This .exe creation is free and is compatible with existing zip archives, so users can build a self-opening file based on an archive created with any zip utility.

7. Add Files to an archive based on user defined criteria: StuffIt provides an easy way to specify multiple files and folders from various locations to be added to an archive in a single action and to specify that only certain files from a target folder be added. The list can be saved as a file, to be retrieved in the future.

8. Schedule backup archives to protect contents of important files and folders: With Stufflt Express, users can create a custom drop box application specifically for backing up and protecting data. An Express Box application can be created to include the Windows

"Scheduled Tasks" utility so that backup archives of important files can be created at a specific time every day, or week. Users can also configure the scheduled events so the archive is automatically sent to another machine on the network or an FTP server.

9. Access and create the popular formats found online Powerful
compression gives users smaller files that transfer quickly and safely. *StuffIt Deluxe allows users to access the following formats: StuffIt, Zip, RAR, Arj, Arc, Bzip, Gzip, Tar, Tgz, Lha, CAB, Private File archives, Uucode, B64, and MacBinary, and BinHex encoded files.

*StuffIt users can create the following formats: StuffIt, Zip, Gzip, Bzip compression, Uucode and BinHex encoded files. **note: StuffIt protects file attributes for PC and Macintosh files. It's Unicode compliant, so non-roman named files or those with 2-byte characters will be preserved when accessed. StuffIt Windows XP will retain any information stored in an NTFS file stream.

10. Browse and Manipulate Zip and StuffIt archives
StuffIt allows users to browse the contents of an archive in a familiar Windows Explorer-like interface. Users can extract single files and add new files to existing archives. Users can also open files directly from within an archive simply by double clicking.

Learn more about StuffIt StuffIt also has versions available for Macintosh, Linux, and Solaris and the StuffIt Engine SDK is available to developers to include in their products for those platforms.

Use StuffIt Every Day:
-Email digital photos to friends and family
-Easily access any file downloaded from the Internet or received via email
-Create searchable mp3 archives
-Make self-extracting archives that open automatically

System Requirement, availability, and pricing
Supports Window(r) 98, ME, NT 4.0, 2000 and XP, running on a Pentium class computer or better. Aladdin recommends at least 32MB of RAM be installed, with 20MB of disk space available for installation files.

StuffIt is available directly from Aladdin at
<> and at PC retail outlets. The MSRP for StuffIt Deluxe 7.5 for Windows is $39.99 and the Standard Edition is $24.99. Registered users of StuffIt 7.0 for Windows qualify for a FREE upgrade to StuffIt Standard Edition or a $9.99 offer for StuffIt Deluxe 7.5. For more information visit StuffIt online at: < >.

Aladdin Systems, Inc: The Leader in Access Management(tm)
Founded in 1988, Aladdin Systems, Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Aladdin Systems Holdings, Inc. (OTC BB: ALHI), develops and publishes award-winning software solutions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and Solaris. Aladdin's software offers a range of solutions to empower users in the area of information access, removal, recovery, security, and Internet distribution.
For over a decade, StuffIt has been known as a compression-industry innovator, providing freeware and shareware for archive expansion and introducing tools such as drag-and-drop and one-click compress and mail. Aladdin continues its innovation tradition in StuffIt Deluxe 7.5 with exclusive productivity features such as integration with Microsoft Office products, task automation, and improved compression.

Aladdin is located at 245 Westridge Drive, Watsonville, CA 95076, USA. Telephone: (831) 761-6200; Fax (831) 761-6206. For more information visit the company web site at or email

Forward Looking Statements: Any information contained within this news release which is not historical data may be deemed "forward-looking statements." Factors which could cause actual results to vary materially from the future results covered in such forward-looking statements include competition and the management of our growth. Such forward-looking statements are subject to other risks and uncertainties, which are detailed in the Company's filings with the Securities & Exchange Commission

StuffIt, StuffIt Deluxe, StuffIt Expander, StuffIt Express, DropStuff, DropZip, ArchiveSearch and the Aladdin Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Aladdin Systems, Inc. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. All other products or brand names, are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

Jennifer Watson
PR & Event Manageremail:
Aladdin Systems, Inc. (OTC BB: ALHI)Phone: 831-768-3630 (direct)
245 Westridge DriveFax: 831-761-6206Watsonville, CA 95076 USA

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