zaterdag 24 april 2010

Sunbelt Software and Malwarebytes Partner to Improve the Security of the Internet

Partnership to offer free malware cleaning tool for PC users

Clearwater, FL — Apr 21, 2010 — Sunbelt Software, a leading provider of Windows security software, today announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Malwarebytes, the makers of malware cleaning tools to increase the security of the Internet.

Together, as an initial joint offering, Sunbelt Software and Malwarebytes have created a dedicated Website portal to offer consumers free tools to clean systems which have become so infested with malware that normal PC functions and performance are significantly hindered. The portal is available at In addition to this initial first offering, the companies are also working together on a broad range of initiatives for sharing information on emerging threats, methods to mitigate risk, and other joint efforts.

"Sunbelt is honored to partner with Malwarebytes on this dedicated cleaning portal, as well as future initiatives that address new and emerging threat patterns facing consumers," said Alex Eckelberry, CEO of Sunbelt Software. "Malwarebytes threat cleansing functionality is a perfect complement to our leading malware cleaning tools and we hope our first joint solution will offer home users a powerful tool to ensure the safety of their home PC."

For users dealing with infected PCs, the companies recommend visiting for immediate remediation. The site will allow users to run Sunbelt's VIPRE® Rescue computer recovery solution, alongside Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware solution. VIPRE Rescue is updated daily and designed specifically to disinfect computers where the installation of any security software for malware remediation is not possible. Visitors to the site are also urged to run Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, a leading anti-malware tool, aimed at cleaning up a variety of current and emerging malware threats facing home PCs. Running both tools provides a comprehensive dual-action system cleaning to repair PCs that are inoperable due to entrenched malware infestations.

"Malwarebytes is proud to be working with Sunbelt Software, a known leader in the fight against the growing challenges facing home PC users," said Marcin Kleczynski, CEO of Malwarebytes Corporation. "Our first collaboration provides an effective method for consumers to remediate malware infestation, and we look forward to future efforts together that will protect and educate home users on best practices for keeping PCs safe from current and future threats."

About Sunbelt Software
Headquartered in Tampa Bay (Clearwater), Fla., Sunbelt Software was founded in 1994 and is a leading provider of Windows security software including enterprise antivirus, antispyware, email security, and malware analysis tools. Leading products include the VIPRE® and CounterSpy® product lines, Sunbelt Exchange Archiver™, CWSandbox™, and ThreatTrack™.

For more information about Sunbelt Software, please visit the company's website at To learn more about current activities, products, and ideas at Sunbelt Software, please visit Sunbelt's corporate blog at

About Malwarebytes Corporation
Currently based in San Jose, CA., Malwarebytes is an Illinois corporation founded in 2004 . With over 3.2 billion successful malware detections and removals, Malwarebytes® is a widely recognized and trusted name in providing industry leading malware protection, detection and removal technologies. Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware is available for licensing to a wide variety of customers including home users, corporations, governments, and other organizations.

For more information about the Malwarebytes Corporation, please visit the company's website at

source: Sunbelt press release

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