The main purpose of the digital certificate is to ensure that the application belongs to the entity to which the certificate was issued. The PC Tools digital certificate does not guarantee that a signed application is safe to run, but rather informs the user that the software was digitally signed by PC Tools and verified by a trusted Certificate Authority (CA).
PC Tools develops and publishes security and utility software for consumers and enterprises markets. Its products include Spyware Doctor, which provides spyware protection to secure Windows personal computers; PC Tools AntiVirus that offers protection against virus infections; Registry Mechanic, a registry cleaner to fix Windows errors; and File Recover, which recovers files from hard drives, floppy drives, and fixed media. The company also provides Privacy Guardian, a privacy software to erase online Internet tracks and program activity; Spam Monitor, an anti-spam filter for protecting inbox against unsolicited junk emails; and PC Tools Firewall Plus, a personal firewall that protects computers from intruders and controls the network traffic. Its clients include users, small businesses, non-profit and community organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies. As of October 6, 2008, PC Tools Pty Ltd. operates as a subsidiary of Symantec Corporation. www.pctools.com