updated 12/2/2010 9:46:08 AM ET 2010-12-02T14:46:08

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 2, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CyberDefender Corporation (Nasdaq:CYDE), a provider of Internet security software, utilities and remote technical support services that work together to maximize online safety for consumers, today announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued the Company patent number US 7,836,506 B2, entitled "Threat Protection Network," for CyberDefender's Threat Protection Network ("TPN"). 

TPN is one of the key components of CyberDefender's Argus network platform, the Company's cloud-based collaborative Internet security network.

CyberDefender's TPN technology automates the data exchange and management mechanisms used to identify and neutralize threats, and provides rapid malware protection for end users. TPN uses layered automation to compare the threats against multiple known malware databases, and uploads unknown threats to CyberDefender's analysis platform to determine the nature of the potential threat, and the method by which it can be neutralized.

"This patent is an important validation of the strength and uniqueness of our threat identification technology as well as the talent of our development team," said Brian Yoder, CyberDefender VP of Engineering and Threat Research. "The TPN is a fundamental building block of our Argus network, which underlies our antimalware products. It leverages the collective power of our more than seven million Argus users to provide 'community immunity,' protecting users against emerging threats in near-real time. When one machine in our network becomes infected by a new piece of malware, all members of the community are updated and protected against this threat. The distributed nature of our platform enables not only the rapid detection of malicious code, but also protection against it in a highly scalable manner."

About CyberDefender

CyberDefender is a provider of Internet security software, utilities and remote technical support services that work together to ensure maximum safety for consumers in a digital world. CyberDefender develops and markets antispyware/antivirus software and a remote, live technical support service. In addition, CyberDefender offers identity protection and computer optimization services. With millions of active users on its cloudbased collaborative internet security network, CyberDefender leverages the power of community to protect its customers from the rapidly growing number of new online threats every year. CyberDefender products are fully compatible with Microsoft's Windows® XP, Vista®, and 7 operating systems. All products are available at www.cyberdefender.com . CyberDefender's Investor Relations site is www.cyberdefendercorp.com .

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