STAMFORD, Conn., July 13 -- Checkpoint Software along with several smaller corporations have recently started to list SpyHunter, a software product of Enigma Software Group, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ENGM - News; "Enigma" or the "Company"), in their security products as a security threat. The other companies that have begun detecting SpyHunter are Kaspersky Lab, BullGuard LTD., Ikarus, SoftWin (BitDefender), GData (AntiVirenKit), Ewido, Esafe, Fortinet. This precipitous and ill-considered action by these competitors can cause Enigma damages.
In response to these erroneous actions, Enigma is sending several Cease and Desist letters. A copy of the letters can be found at the following links:
SpyHunter is not a security threat, and Enigma intends to defend its position vigorously against any business that seeks to use this erroneous designation as part of a strategy to undermine competition. Contrary to these listings, SpyHunter helps consumers protect their computers against unwanted spyware and malware.
In 2004, Enigma was labeled as a security threat by its competitor Lavasoft. In response to this listing, as well as to an orchestrated campaign of false statements posted on Lavasoft's website forum, Enigma filed a complaint in the United States District Court Southern District of New York. A copy of that complaint can be found at the following link:
That case ended in a settlement, and Lavasoft is no longer listing Enigma's products.
For a better understanding of Enigma's business, the reader is urged to review the Company's public filings, which are available online at http://www.sec.gov.
About Enigma Software Group, Inc.
Enigma develops and markets digital products and services for the consumer market. Enigma is known mostly for its Anti-Spyware software product SpyHunter. SpyHunter is distributed exclusively over the Internet by download. Enigma owns and operates several websites, including the Spyware reference sites www.spywareremove.com, www.anti-spyware-101.com, and more. Enigma Software operates within the United States with a worldwide customer base.
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