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Zone Labs offers standalone spyware tool

In addition to spyware protection as part of its security bundles, Zone Labs on Wednesday introduced a standalone antispyware tool.

Zone Labs on Wednesday introduced ZoneAlarm Anti-Spyware, a new standalone tool designed to protect PCs against spyware. Zone Labs, which is part of Check Point Software, already offered spyware protection in its ZoneAlarm Pro and ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite products.

ZoneAlarm Anti-Spyware doesn't just offer scanning and removal capabilities, but is designed to prevent malicious software from installing itself on a PC, Zone Labs said in a statement. The software protects against spyware, Trojans, keyloggers and rootkits, Zone Labs said. ZoneAlarm Anti-Spyware is available in six languages and priced at $29.95. Competing products are offered by a slew of vendors, including Tenebril, Webroot, Sunbelt Software, Computer Associates and Microsoft.