Avanquest releases VCOM Fix-It Utilities Professional 6

25th October 2005: Avanquest UK, a leading publisher and developer of advanced PC software for business, professional and home users, releases Fix-It Utilities Professional 6, a powerful all-in-one PC performance optimisation tool. A one-time installation of Fix-It Utilities automates important PC housekeeping chores to find and repair problems on an ongoing basis, ensuring programs load smoothly and run at optimal speed. The new integrated software also has been upgraded for improved detection and removal of malicious programs such as spyware.

"Many users still fail to provide proper hardware security and maintenance, unknowingly putting their machines at risk," said Chris Thompson, Managing Director, Avanquest UK. Fix-It Utilities is designed to ensure today's computers can stand up to everything users throw at them, including the constant barrage of threats they are exposed to over the Internet."

New to version 6 Pro is an anti-spyware feature, which continually scans the system for spyware (and other forms of harmful software) and removes it from the PC. Fix-It Utilities 6 also features enhanced virus scanning protection, powered by Trend Micro, and includes active real-time monitoring with a new clean-up tool for quick and easy removal of detected viruses.

Fix-It Utilities 6 protects the PC through a complete schedule of preventive maintenance, including advanced hardware diagnostics, correcting and optimising the registry and clean-up of "computer residue" left from installed and uninstalled software downloads. Other monitoring and problem solving features include:

• SMARTCheck: updated and improved hard disk failure early warning system,
which sends notification when the SMART-compatible hard drive is having trouble and may start to corrupt data
• 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 statistics
• SystemMonitors: examines system resources and issues warnings if they reach critical levels
• SystemRecovery: new Bootable Rescue CD with full NTFS support Additional no-cost extras include:
• A one-year subscription of anti-virus updates from VCOM
• Recovery Commander, an advanced data recovery system that can correct major system file damage preventing your system from booting
• PowerDesk, the award-winning file manager program that replaces Windows® Explorer and gives users a wide array of tools for file management

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