Panda Software and Softonic Team Up To Protect Computer Security

MADRID, October 22, 2003.- Panda Software and Softonic, the leading software download site in the Spanish-speaking world, are joining forces to offer Internet users the best protection against all types of viruses. Softonic will offer visitors to their website both shareware and commercial versions of Panda Antivirus Platinum 7.0 and Titanium, two internationally-renowned solutions against malicious code.

Furthermore, visitors to Softonic’s website will also be able to access the ‘Antivirus Channel’, an area that provides users with the new and exclusive tools developed by Panda Software to fight against computer viruses: – Panda Virusometer, which evaluates the risk of any computer being infected by a virus and calculates the extent of the potential damage.

– Panda Software interactive Virus Map, a real-time graphic display of the impact of viruses in geographic regions around the world. Like the Panda Virusometer, this tool is available in English, Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese.

– Panda Quick Remover repair utilities, designed to eliminate viruses and repair the damage they cause to users’ computers.

– Panda Virus News, provides the most up-to-date news on the latest and most active viruses.

– Top Viruses, a tool that provides a ranking of the most dangerous viruses around the world at any given moment.

– Panda ActiveScan: one of the most powerful Web antiviruses in existence. This online scanner will detect and eliminate viruses on-demand from any computer across the Internet. This tool is available in 11 languages, including Russian, Japanese, English, German, Spanish, Chinese, French and Italian.

The founder and executive vice president of Softonic, Tom?Diago, explains: “We are very satisfied with this alliance, as it allows us to offer our visitors value-added services. From now on, not only will they be able to download and buy the best software available, but thanks to Panda Software’s antivirus tools, they will be able to do so safely.”

Similarly, according to Jos?ar?Hern?ez, vice president of international expansion at Panda Software: “This collaboration brings us one step closer to our main aim: to rid the planet of viruses. With initiatives like this, which provides thousands of users with the most effective protection against all types of viruses, little by little the Internet will become safer.”

About Softonic is the leading software download site in Spain and Latin America, offering the biggest collection of shareware, freeware and demos in Spanish and English. It offers over 22,000 programs organized into different categories, with a detailed description and the rating of both its content department and users. With over 50 million page views and 5.5 million page views per month, it has become the leading software download site in the Spanish-speaking world, and the 3rd most visited worldwide.

About Panda Software

Panda Software () is a leading international developer of software to protect against viruses and other IT threats for all types of users, from the largest corporations through small and medium-sized companies to home users. The revolutionary technology that drives its products has received awards and quality certifications from the industry’s most widely respected organizations. The company’s mission is to ensure its clients’ IT infrastructure remains free from the damage caused by computer viruses and other threats. The quality of its solutions, its commitment to customer service and its pioneering concept of 24h-365d protection has revolutionized the IT security industry. Panda Software’s products have been endorsed by the leading quality watchdogs in the sector including ICSA Labs and Checkmark.

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