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iolo technologies’ Products Now Available throughout the Middle East

The company behind System Mechanic, #1 best-selling PC tune-up software, extends its worldwide presence to 32 countries.

LOS ANGELES, CA – Nov 10, 2009 – iolo technologies, LLC, recently crowned the fastest-growing company in the U.S. by the American Business Awards, announced today that its entire line-up of English products will now be available throughout countries in the Middle East, including: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, KSA, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Pakistan, Palestine, Turkey, UAE and Yemen. The newest distribution means that, in addition to global availability via web merchants, iolo’s products can now be purchased in retail stores located in 32 countries across five continents.

iolo’s products were previously available in English in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. With an explosive growth of internet usage in the region, however, there has been a demand for a more widespread availability of iolo’s award-winning PC tune-up, security, file recovery, and data privacy software tools. More than 200 million people live in the Middle East currently, with nearly 90 percent of consumer households in the region containing computers, [1] and nearly 25 percent of the entire population using the internet.[2] English is widely taught and used throughout most Middle Eastern countries, especially among the middle and upper classes, and in Pakistan and Turkey alone nearly 30 million people speak the language.

“Internet usage in the region has skyrocketed more than 1,300 percent since 2000 and computers are now increasingly used for communication with family and friends,[3]” said Kraig Lane, director of international product management at iolo technologies, “iolo’s products help English speaking users in the Middle East optimize their PCs and keep them running in peak condition, enabling them to use the internet safely and at quicker speeds.”

The complete range of iolo’s products, including System Mechanic, System Mechanic Professional, Search and Recover, DriveScrubber as well as iolo’s internet security products, can be purchased in various retail and online locations throughout the region including Carrefour, CompuMe, Emax Electronics, Geant Hypermarket, Hyperpanda, Plug-Ins Electronics, SharafDG Electronics, Virgin Megastores and World Mart. The products, compatible with Windows 7, Vista and XP, can be used on up to three PCs.

ABOUT IOLO TECHNOLOGIES
Crowned the Fastest-Growing Company in the United States for 2009 by the American Business Awards, iolo technologies, LLC (www.iolo.com) produces award-winning software that repairs, optimizes, and protects Windows computers. A privately held firm founded in 1998 and headquartered in Los Angeles, iolo has presence in 32 countries, more than 23 million users worldwide, and hundreds of awards from industry analysts and media. The iolo product line includes System Mechanic®, the #1 best-selling PC tune-up software; System Mechanic Professional®, an all-in-one suite of both PC tune-up and security tools; Search and Recover™, a powerful data recovery tool for retrieving deleted files and photos; DriveScrubber®, the #1 best-selling utility for permanently erasing data from hard drives; as well as System Shield®, iolo AntiVirus™ and iolo Personal Firewall™, Internet security software.  For more information see www.iolo.com.


[1] Consumer Electronics Association, 2008, http://www.ce.org/Press/CurrentNews/press_release_detail.asp?id=11521

[2] Internet World Stats, 2009, http://www.internetworldstats.com/stats5.htm

[3] Consumer Electronics Association, 2008, http://www.ce.org/Press/CurrentNews/press_release_detail.asp?id=11521