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Latest Reports Reveal that iolo technologies Commands 98 Percent of System Utilities Market in Canada

#1 best-selling System Mechanic®, available in both English and French-English bilingual versions, is the dominant choice for Canadian consumers and businesses

LOS ANGELES, CA – Mar 16, 2010 – iolo technologies, recognized as the fastest-growing company in the U.S. in 2009 by the American Business Awards and recently selected as one of Hot 90 companies in Southern California by Lead411, announced today that it now commands 98.1 percent of the system utilities market in Canada, as measured by NPD.

Introduced in Canada in 2003, iolo’s System Mechanic software line quickly gained popularity and since 2006, consistently commanded more than 65 percent of the Canadian system utilities market, according to NPD. Throughout 2009, the product continued to capture the remaining share of the market with the latest versions offering full French-English bilingual support, as well as notable new features and enhancements geared towards the growing base of new Windows 7 users.

“iolo’s presence expanded from 16 to 33 countries in 2009 and System Mechanic successfully secured its position as the #1 best-selling PC tune-up software in Italy and the Benelux countries last year,” said Cammie Kristy, VP of global sales at iolo technologies. “Thanks to the strength of System Mechanic’s cutting-edge technology and the appeal of its elegant and simple design, the #1 best-selling PC tune-up product was able to further solidify its position in Canada, as well as the U.S. and France, with record-breaking numbers.”

System Mechanic has been used by more than 23 million users to fix, speed up, and maintain over 70 million computers worldwide. The software integrates more than 40 advanced PC performance tools and is designed for novice and expert users alike. With its industry-first Tune-up Definitions, which deliver weekly updates instructing the software how to resolve the latest causes of PC slowdowns, System Mechanic remains always up-to-date with a cutting-edge approach to keeping computers running like new. In addition to its popularity in Canada, the program regularly receives prestigious awards from analysts around the world, including Government Computer News’ (US) “Product of the Year” award in December 2009, PC Advisor’s (UK) “Product of the Year” and Chip magazine’s (India) “Test Center Recommended” awards in January 2010.

Both the English and French-English bilingual versions of System Mechanic can be purchased for Can $49.95 in 885 retail locations across Canada, including Staples Canada, Best Buy, Future Shop, London Drugs, Office Depot and Walmart, as well as online. The products, compatible with Windows 7, Vista and XP, can be used on up to three PCs, including netbooks, laptops and desktops.

ABOUT SYSTEM MECHANIC
System Mechanic is an award-winning PC tune-up suite designed to fix, speed up and maintain PCs so they run like new forever. Currently the #1 best selling PC tune-up product in the US, Canada, UK, France, and the Benelux region according to NPD and similar sources, System Mechanic® is used by more than 23 million consumers worldwide to keep nearly 70 million computers running at peak performance. As the only tune-up software to include iolo’s industry-first Tune-up Definitions, as well as its patent-pending ActiveCare® automatic maintenance technology, System Mechanic 9.5 represents a new, smarter approach to PC tune-up.

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. Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Los Angeles, iolo has presence in 33 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®, and iolo AntiVirus™, Internet security software.  For more information see www.iolo.com.