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Fry's Electronics - Webroot, the first Internet security service company, today announced availability of Prevx 3.0 across leading US retailers. From today, PC users can purchase boxed versions of Prevx 3.0 - powerful, cloud-based anti-malware technology from Webroot subsidiary Prevx - at Amazon.com, Buy.com, Fry's Electronics and Fry's.com, J&R, Micro Center, Newegg.com, PCmall.com and other leading retailers nationwide. The award-winning Prevx 3.0 is a layered anti-malware solution designed to boost PC protection by offering faster scanning, a super-light footprint and full compatibility with all the popular anti-malware brands on the market today. PC users will be able to purchase two versions of the product: Prevx 3.0 Cloud Anti-Malware or Prevx 3.0 Cloud Security, which includes the powerful Prevx SafeOnline browser-based security technology.

"Attacks by cybercriminals continue to wreak havoc, despite the vast number of anti-malware or antivirus (AV) products available online or in stores across the country. Customers regularly praise our layered security solution for addressing this issue whereby Prevx 3.0 is downloaded and then installed alongside an existing AV to help boost PC defenses," said Mel Morris, vice president and general manager of Prevx operations at Webroot. "Indeed, Prevx is recognized in the industry as a pioneering 'cloud-based' anti-malware solution. This not only means that our approach to combating malware comes from the cloud but it is also the way in which we deliver our product to customers. As a result of our continued success, more customers have come to us asking for a boxed version of our solution, as this is how they've historically preferred to purchase their PC software. This is why we are extremely pleased to be partnering with some of the country's leading retailers to offer a powerful, cloud-based anti-malware solution in-a-box."

Prevx solutions leverage the world's largest cloud-based threat database with knowledge of more than 140 million software applications and 40 million known malicious objects, supported by the most powerful automated malware research operation. This means that unlike traditional anti-malware solutions, if Prevx sees a threat once, all users' PCs are immediately updated to prevent an attack without having to wait for an update. At under 1MB in size, Prevx solutions include the world's smallest, fastest, and lightest security agent, which downloads, installs and scans a PC in minutes. Prevx solutions are also fully interoperable with an existing anti-malware solution. Hence, even if a PC user has a security product installed, Prevx will run alongside it to show what it is missing and provide an extra layer of defence.

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