We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
80,259 News Articles

Symantec buys PC Tools

PC Tools product line set to live on

Security software developer Symantec has purchased PC Tools.

Full details of the transaction, which is expected to be complete by the end of 2008, have not been released. According to Symantec, the Australian-based PC Tools, which also makes security software, will continue to offer products under its brand-name.

PC Tools' product range includes Registry Mechanic, Spyware Doctor and ThreatFire.

"We are excited to welcome PC Tools into the Symantec consumer family and believe the combination of our two companies will provide additional value and choice for consumers worldwide to better enable and protect their digital life. By adding PC Tools, we firmly position ourselves for continued incremental growth in a rapidly expanding market," said Janice Chaffin, Symantec group president of consumer products.

Related articles:

Analysis: Symantec gobbles up PC Tools

Visit Security Advisor for the latest internet threat news, FREE net threat email newsletters, and internet security product reviews


IDG UK Sites

Best camera phone of 2015: iPhone 6 Plus vs LG G4 vs Galaxy S6 vs One M9 vs Nexus 6

IDG UK Sites

In defence of BlackBerrys

IDG UK Sites

Why we should reserve judgement on Apple ditching Helvetica in OS X/iOS for the Apple Watch's San...

IDG UK Sites

Retina 3.3GHz iMac 27in preview: Apple cuts £400 of price of Retina iMac with new model