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ParetoLogic Selects Mercurial Communications to develop XoftSpy


Victoria, BC February 21, 2005 –ParetoLogic Inc. has secured the high-tech firm Mercurial Communications Inc. to provide new innovations and support for XoftSpy – Spyware Detection and Removal Software.

ParetoLogic Inc and Mercurial Communications Inc, an information and communications technology (ICT) consulting/software development company announces that Mercurial will develop ParetoLogic’s spyware removal software XoftSpy.

“We are very excited to be working with ParetoLogic to develop their new suite of products and live Help Desk service. We have already begun development on some innovative architectures that will put ParetoLogic well ahead of their competitors. This is exactly the type of work that we love - to work on innovative products with a creative and engaged client/partner”, says Chris Coldwell, Founder, Chairman and Chief Technology Officer of Mercurial Communications Inc.

Spyware is a growing type of detrimental software that takes up residence on a computer, usually uninvited, that can report on activities, preferences of a user, or disclose information about data stored on a computer. Combined with Malware, which is programming or files that are developed for the purpose of doing harm, Spyware can slow the performance of a PC, gather and share information about a person or organization without their knowledge. A 2004 IDC research study estimates that 67% of all computers (mostly consumer) have some form of Spyware.

“Spyware continues to be one of the most serious online security and privacy threats the industry has ever faced” states Elton Pereira, President of ParetoLogic Inc. “Our goal is to increase awareness amongst the internet community about these malicious threats and provide users with a simple yet effective solution to deal with it. ParetoLogic is pleased to be working in partnership with Mercurial Communications to provide cutting edge technology to our consumers"

“Security is probably the number one software field right now and is a primary driver in many of the software products and intellectual properties Mercurial is working on” states Dr. Zig Hancyk, President of Mercurial Communications Inc. “We see this as a critical time in electronic systems for government and private organizations, big and small… to the individual and their family at home, in that they must confront and overcome the security issue if they are to succeed in this new Millennium. Everything a person or business is… can be lost if security is compromised and it is easier then ever before to penetrate someone’s private space. Mercurial is pleased to work to support and help develop ParetoLogic’s burgeoning position in the security and privacy software markets. We thoroughly are enjoying our partnership with ParetoLogic to help make it safe to succeed in life and business.”

ParetoLogic is determined to further distance their XoftSpy product from competing solutions. “Our multi-dimensional customer support & development mechanism, empowered by Mercurial, ensures that all new threats reported by any member of the XoftSpy community, are quickly and accurately updated in our product….for the benefit of all users. This interactive network is complimented by our back-end arsenal of first response tools that identify and categorize potential threats automatically. Efficient testing and implementation complete the process” asserts Don Wharton CEO of ParetoLogic. “All XoftSpy users can be assured that ParetoLogic will always be two steps ahead in protecting your privacy and ensuring the security of your online experience. The alignment of ParetoLogic and Mercurial has been well received,” continues Wharton, “This synergy is all the more evident when we look at the overwhelming positive feedback from our XoftSpy customers.”

More information about ParetoLogic and its efforts to address computer security and provide customers with guidance about spyware and information about their latest anti-spyware download solution, XoftSpy please go to

More information about Mercurial and its client history visit

ParetoLogic Inc. offers leading edge integrated application solutions to give you peace of mind that your computer is secure and your privacy is protected. We will protect you from unwanted Spyware, Adware, Malware, Keyloggers, Unwanted Toolbars, Browser Hijacking, Spyware Pop-ups and more! We specialize in privacy and security software. Our applications are designed to search and eliminate all known computer parasites that bog down the speed and capabilities of your PC. Anyone who uses the Internet or downloads music, freeware, and shareware is vulnerable to Spyware. Spyware allows advertisers to record your surfing habits and the sites you visit, bombard you with unwanted promotional material and share your personal information with their partners. Any personal information, in the wrong hands can leave you a victim of “identity theft” by stealing your credit card details, birth records, and other confidential information. ParetoLogic protects people.

Mercurial Communications Inc. is becoming globally recognized as the premier partner for technology and business solutions. An innovative and trusted strategic solutions company, it creates custom applications, develops products and provides consulting and support services for clients. Since 1996, Mercurial has been providing human-centric solutions, software, consulting and resources for both the private and public sector. Mercurial directly serves clients in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. Mercurial has reached global heights in business excellence in the realm of custom software and have helped build products that will touch the lives of hundreds of millions of Windows users worldwide. Notable recent international clients within the last year included Microsoft and AOL. Locally, Mercurial is providing quality solutions and business systems for key organizations that include the 2010 Olympic Secretariat, the BC Cancer Agency, the City of Victoria and the Better Business Bureau.


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