System Shield 4: Simultaneous Security and Speed

PC performance optimization leader’s security solution earns top certifications from ICSA Labs, VB100 and West Coast Labs

LOS ANGELES, CA – Nov 30, 2011 – iolo technologies, recently named the fastest-growing company in the U.S. and Canada by the International Business Awards, offers absolute protection and maximum performance this Computer Security Day with System Shield® 4 AntiVirus and AntiSpyware. System Shield, certified by ICSA Labs, VB100 and West Coast Labs, ensures that computers are not only safe from malware and other threats, but that they also suffer from none of the slowdowns and performance loss frequently associated with other internet security products.

Computer Security Day was started in 1988 to help raise awareness of computer-related security issues and is celebrated worldwide each November 30. While the original goal was to remind computer users to protect their computers and information, as antivirus technology has increasingly become a commodity, the focus has shifted to managing risk and minimizing performance drawbacks associated with internet security products. iolo Labs research shows that many popular brands still slow down users’ systems by as much as 50 percent, which represents an unacceptable compromise for performance-minded users. In fact, the noticeable performance impact of antivirus and other security products has become one of the most common user complaints over the past couple of years.

In developing System Shield 4, iolo leveraged its 13 years of experience as a global leader in PC optimization software to create a product that prioritizes operational efficiency and focuses on combining comprehensive computer security with unobtrusiveness and low resource consumption. Research shows that System Shield 4 exhibits an average of less than 0.3 percent impact on computer systems tested, compared to an average of nearly 25 percent impact from several common security software brands. System Shield 4 is also highly effective at detecting and proactively eliminating both common and as-yet-unclassified online threats. Over the past year, System Shield 4 has passed highly rigorous certifications from all top-tier antivirus research labs, including ICSA Labs, VB100 and West Coast Labs.

“With System Shield 4, security and speed can indeed be experienced simultaneously on any computer,” said Dennis Bottrell, iolo technologies’ vice president of product technology. “System Shield 4 offers maximum performance, while ensuring complete protection from all forms of malicious programs or threats as certified by ICSA Labs, VB100 and West Coast Labs. With an easy to use interface and light use of resources, System Shield 4 is ideal for both novices and experts looking for a comprehensive security solution.”

The four cornerstones of System Shield 4’s all-in-one yet lightweight approach to security are:

• iolo AntiVirus™: With real-time updates, PCs are proactively protected against all types of malicious attacks.

• iolo AntiSpyware™: Shields users from all forms of spyware parasites, protecting users from internet crime and restoring PC performance and stability.

• Sentient™ Technology: Proprietary artificial intelligence heuristics instantly recognize malicious behavior to neutralize mutations and yet-unclassified threats.

• HyperScan™ Technology: Exclusive, high-performance, always-on threat detection creates an impenetrable shield without any negative impact on system speed.

System Shield 4 supports both 32 and 64 bit versions of Windows 7, Vista, and XP on all netbooks, laptops and desktops. It retails for $39.95 and is available directly from or in popular retail and online stores such as Target, OfficeMax, Staples, Fry’s, Fred Meyer, and In addition to its availability as a standalone product, System Shield 4’s cutting-edge technology is included in System Mechanic 10.5 Professional as a free upgrade for all users with an active iolo service plan.

About iolo technologies
Crowned the Fastest-Growing Company in the United States from 2009-2011 by the International and American Business Awards, iolo technologies, LLC ( produces award-winning software that repairs, optimizes, and protects computers. Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Los Angeles with market presence in 33 countries, iolo has nearly 40 million users worldwide and hundreds of awards from industry analysts and media. Used and recommended by the world’s leading technical authorities and consistently ranked as best in class by independent labs worldwide, the iolo product line includes System Mechanic®, the #1 best-selling PC performance optimization software; System Mechanic Professional®, an all-in-one suite of performance and security tools; Search and Recover™, a powerful data recovery tool for retrieving deleted files and photos; DriveScrubber®, the #1 best-selling utility for secure data removal; as well as System Shield®, performance-focused antivirus and antispyware software. For more information see

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The Whole Home License® is iolo’s licensing policy that allows you to install and keep your software running on all of your compatible devices within the same home. Previously, users were allowed to install and license their iolo software simultaneously on a maximum of three PCs. Under the Whole Home License, a single activation key allows you to use your iolo software on all of your PCs, other than any PCs you use for business purposes. What you need to know about Whole Home Licensing

  • You, your spouse, and your relatives living within the same household may use the same license on any number of PCs that you own which are not used for business.
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To install your iolo product on additional PCs:

  1. On the additional computer, download the latest version of your iolo product. Choose from the list of downloads offered here.
  2. Follow the steps in the installation wizard, and enter the same Activation Key that you used to install on your original computer.

You can view the Activation Key on the original computer from within System Mechanic > red menu bar > key icon > Activation Key.