updated 1/13/2011 8:46:24 AM ET 2011-01-13T13:46:24

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 13, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CyberDefender Corporation (Nasdaq:CYDE) ("CyberDefender"), a provider of Internet security software, utilities and remote technical support services that work together to maximize online safety for consumers, today announced the opening of a new 220-seat call center in its Los Angeles Headquarters to support the continued growth of LiveTech, its industry-leading remote technical support service. At full capacity, the center is expected to accommodate over 600 agents.

CyberDefender's new call center also includes key technology upgrades designed to more effectively manage increased sales volume and improve customer interaction through more efficient call routing, advanced interactive voice response systems and other advanced customer-relationship management tools.

The Los Angeles call center serves as the hub of the company's sales, technical support and customer service, and currently handles up to 40,000 calls per week. The Company expects the infrastructure enhancements and increased headcount to raise the center's contact volume capacity in order to handle continued substantial growth of the LiveTech service, as well as new software product offerings launching later in 2011. In the third quarter of 2010, sales of CyberDefender's LiveTech services grew 301% year-over-year.

"Customers view our remote technical support service as a comprehensive, single source solution to alleviate their PC frustrations, and our new state of the art call center will enable us to meet the growing demand for the LiveTech service," said SVP Call Center Operations, Jeff Gove. "As individual users incorporate new connected devices into their everyday lives, their technology and support needs become similar to those of small businesses and, like small businesses, they require professional technical support."

"Since going live with our upgraded technology platform aimed at improving customer satisfaction, renewals, and sales initiatives, we are receiving very positive customer feedback and have achieved a notable improvement in customer retention. The market for remote technical support solutions is growing rapidly. We are committed to advancing this segment of our business by helping consumers overcome their most difficult technological challenges."

With over 500 call center agents, CyberDefender is one of the largest companies in the direct to consumer remote technical support category.

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. The company 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 cloud based 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 Windows® XP, Vista®, and 7 Operating systems. All products are available at www.cyberdefender.com . Investor relations information is available at www.cyberdefendercorp.com .

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Forward Looking Statements

Statements in this public announcement that are not statements of historical or current fact, including CyberDefender's statements regarding future growth and future business and financial results, constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other unknown factors that could cause CyberDefender's actual results to be materially different from the historical results or from any future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause CyberDefender's results to be materially different from the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, whether CyberDefender will be able to find financing as required and whether CyberDefender's revenues will eventually exceed its expenses. The forward-looking statements also are subject generally to other risks and uncertainties that are described from time to time in CyberDefender's reports and registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which are available for review at http://www.sec.gov/.

CONTACT: Public Relations:
         The Bohle Company
         Luis Levy
         (310) 785-0515 ext. 204
         Investor Relations:
         The Piacente Group
         Kristen McNally Lee Roth
         (212) 481-2050 IR@CyberDefender.com
         IR Site: www.CyberDefenderCorp.com

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