updated 5/12/2011 9:46:56 AM ET 2011-05-12T13:46:56

LOS ANGELES, May 12, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CyberDefender Corporation (Nasdaq:CYDE), a leading provider of remote technical support services and Internet security software and utilities, today announced that its Chief Financial Officer, Kevin Harris, has been nominated for the TechAmerica Financial Stars of the Year Awards.

TechAmerica is the industry's largest trade association and advocacy organizations. In its inaugural year, the annual awards ceremony will recognize the accomplishments of senior financial executives in seven different categories of companies to highlight financial leaders in the greater Los Angeles community who have made significant contributions to the success of their companies, industry, peers and/or community.

Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on May 18, 2011, at the Skirball Cultural Center.

"Since Kevin joined CyberDefender in 2009, he has played an instrumental role in our growth and market expansion, and TechAmerica's recognition of Kevin's contributions as a dynamic leader is well deserved," stated Gary Guseinov, CyberDefender CEO. "With his impressive financial acumen and strong leadership abilities, Kevin has helped guide our Company's evolution, including 12 consecutive quarters of top line gains and 142% annual revenue growth from 2009 to 2010. "

"Kevin Harris exemplifies the impressive level of executive talent we have seen in the nominations for TechAmerica's first annual Financial Stars of the Year awards," said TechAmerica's Associate Director, Dotty Kaminsky. "We are honored to include Kevin and CyberDefender Corporation in this year's awards event."

With over 17 years of financial, accounting, and management experience, Harris is responsible for managing all financial functions across CyberDefender's operations. Prior to joining the Company, he spent 4 years as the Chief Operating Officer for Statmon Technologies Corp. Additionally, Harris has served as the Senior Vice President of Finance for RKO Pictures, LLC, Finance and Controller for Pop.com, LLC, and Director - Corporate Financial Planning at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Inc. Harris began his career with KPMG and is a licensed CPA in the State of California.

About CyberDefender

CyberDefender is a leading provider of remote technical support services as well as Internet security software and utilities. With 8.6 million active users on its cloud-based collaborative Internet security network and more than 800,000 active paid subscriptions, CyberDefender protects its customers from the rapidly growing number of online threats through its suite of security and optimization software as well as its LiveTech subscription-based remote PC repair service. CyberDefender's team of more than 500 highly trained technicians and sales agents provide customers with efficient, round the clock remote PC repair services. The company develops and markets antispyware/antivirus software, PC optimization software, online backup and identity protection services. By combining remote live technical support and the aforementioned software products, CyberDefender offers a complete Internet security solution to consumers and small businesses.

CyberDefender directly markets its products and services to consumers through television and radio via its MyCleanPC, MaxMySpeed and DoubleMySpeed brands.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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About TechAmerica

TechAmerica is the leading voice for the U.S. technology industry – the driving force behind productivity growth and jobs creation in the United States and the foundation of the global innovation economy. Representing approximately 1,200 member companies of all sizes from the public and commercial sectors of the economy, it is the industry's largest advocacy organization operating at the state, national and international level. TechAmerica, (formerly the American Electronics Association), is dedicated to helping members' top and bottom lines. The Los Angeles Council of TechAmerica hosts a series of executive roundtables and other networking events. Learn more about TechAmerica at www.techamerica.org and http://www.techamerica.org/losangeles .

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

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