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iolo technologies’ Products Now Available as Electronic Downloads from Amazon.com

#1 best selling System Mechanic® PC tune-up software among the first included in Amazon.com’s extended green initiative

LOS ANGELES, CA – May 6, 2009 – iolo technologies’ award-winning utility software products are among the first available on Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) as electronic downloads.

 

iolo’s System Mechanic, the #1 best-selling PC tune-up product in the US according to NPD Reports, Search and Recover™, the award-winning deleted file recovery toolset, as well as DriveScrubber, the #1 best-selling secure data shredding software, will now be available for purchase on Amazon.com not only in their retail boxes, but also as electronic downloads.

 

“Download delivery allows our customers to enjoy relief from common PC problems in just a few minutes, instead of the days normally associated with standard postal methods. It also gives owners of increasingly popular netbooks which don’t have CD-ROM drives a convenient software purchasing option,” said Cammie Kristy, iolo’s VP of sales.

 

An extension of iolo’s green efforts, electronic delivery limits the waste typically associated with manufacturing, storing and shipping the boxes. In 2008, iolo technologies embarked on a major green campaign to educate consumers and businesses about the environmental benefits of properly tuned-up computers. For example, a PC that isn’t properly maintained has a lifespan of just over 2.4 years in the US, whereas with effective tune-up software such as System Mechanic, the PC’s lifespan can be extended years longer, while at the same time reducing its energy consumption and cost of ownership. The company also works with businesses to prevent older machines from entering landfills by enabling secure charitable donations with DriveScrubber, its secure data removal software.

 

 

ABOUT IOLO TECHNOLOGIES

iolo technologies, LLC a privately held firm located in Los Angeles, produces award-winning software that repairs, optimizes, and protects computers running Windows. The iolo product line includes System Mechanic®; System Mechanic Professional®, a comprehensive suite of PC tune-up and security tools; System Shield®, iolo AntiVirus™ and iolo Personal Firewall™, software for Internet security; Search and Recover™, a powerful data recovery tool that helps you recover lost files and photographs; and DriveScrubber®, a utility that permanently wipes data from hard drives. For more information see www.iolo.com.