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Quarterdeck Ships CleanSweep for Administrators; Customizable, Safe and Complete Hard Drive Cleanup For Small to Medium Sized Businesses.

MARINA DEL REY Del Rey may refer to:
  • Del Rey, California, a census-designated place in Fresno County, California
  • Del Rey, Los Angeles, California, a small district in the west side of Los Angeles
  • Del Rey (band), an indie rock band
, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 3, 1998-- Quarterdeck (Quarterdeck Corporation, Marina del Rey, CA) A pioneering software company, founded in 1983, that offered a variety of utilities, diagnostics, connectivity and Internet products for the PC and Macintosh.  Corporation (Nasdaq:QDEK), the world's leading provider of PC helpware solutions for networked personal computing Refers to users working on their own computers rather than a terminal to a mainframe. Sometimes, the term refers to using computers at home for work and/or entertainment in contrast to business use only. See personal computer. , today announced it is shipping CleanSweep for Administrators, a powerful administration tool for creating customized versions of CleanSweep that can be distributed throughout an enterprise.

"CleanSweep for Administrators ensures network managers have complete control over the use of CleanSweep within the organization," said Gary Ulaner, group product manager at Quarterdeck Corporation. "It is the only enterprise solution available for creating a custom version of an uninstaller Software that helps uninstall applications from a computer. See uninstall.

(operating system) uninstaller - A utility program to remove another application program from a computer's disks.
 and provides the safest and most complete hard drive cleanup program available for corporate end users who need to remove unneeded programs and files from their Windows 95/98/NT Refers to all 32-bit versions of Windows prior to Windows 2000. It implies Windows ME and Windows 2000. It specifically excludes Windows 3.x. See Windows.  systems."

About CleanSweep for Administrators

CleanSweep for Administrators provides a robust, easy-to-use tool for creating customized configurations of CleanSweep that can be distributed to workstations across the organization. Administrators can create "novice" to "expert" configurations for different network users and maintain complete control over the access to CleanSweep functionality by enabling or disabling specific features or entire program tabs. Administrators can also "lockdown Lockdown

A specified period when an employee of a public company is barred from selling - and occasionally buying - their company's stock.

These types of equity transaction restrictions can be imposed by securities regulators or underwriting firms if a company has
" a pre-configured version of CleanSweep by locking out the Options Tab in the CleanSweep client installation. Unauthorized modifications to CleanSweep program settings are prevented, allowing users to access only the features the administrator deems appropriate.

CleanSweep for Administrators also includes an easy-to-use Configuration Editor that allows administrators to modify previously created CleanSweep configurations. Administrators can also temporarily override all disabled features on the client desktop to access specific CleanSweep features that were formerly locked out.

About CleanSweep

As corporate users surf the Internet more often, they will find themselves collecting more Internet debris than ever before and, as a result, loosing valuable hard disk space. CleanSweep offers corporate users the most complete and powerful hard drive cleanup solutions available. With its SmartSweep installation monitoring and extensive application knowledge base of over 1,000 programs, CleanSweep thoroughly and safely removes old or unwanted programs, and is equally effective on either Windows 95, 98 or NT. CleanSweep also finds and removes duplicate, unused, underused, and orphaned files, redundant DLLs, and the widest variety of Internet debris, including Internet "cookies," ActiveX controls, Netscape and Internet Explorer Microsoft's Web browser, which comes with Windows starting with Windows 98. Commonly called "IE," versions for Mac and Unix are also available. Internet Explorer is the most widely used Web browser on the market. It has also been the browser engine in AOL's Internet access software.  cache files and browser plug-ins, than any other product. CleanSweep provides easy-to-use tools for cleaning, optimizing and editing the Windows Registry The Windows registry is a directory which stores settings and options for the operating system for Microsoft Windows 32-bit versions, 64-bit versions and Windows Mobile. It contains information and settings for all the hardware, operating system software, most non-operating system , exclusive technology for one-button and scheduled cleanups, automatic protection against accidental file deletion File deletion is a way of removing a file from a computer's file system.

The reasons for deleting files are
  1. Freeing the disk space
  2. Removing duplicate or unnecessary data to avoid confusion
  3. Making sensitive information unavailable to others
, and automatic updates over the Internet.

Pricing and Availability

CleanSweep for Administrators is available in sets of 25, at a cost of $10 per seat through VARs, corporate resellers, major computer software retailers, and direct from Quarterdeck by calling 800/225-8148 toll-free or 813/523-2331, or by accessing the Quarterdeck online store via

VARs can obtain information on how to join the Quarterdeck Enterprise Partner Program by calling 800-225-8148, or by visiting the Quarterdeck Web site at

System Requirements To be used efficiently, all computer software needs certain hardware components or other software resources to be present on a computer system. These pre-requisites are known as (computer) system requirements and are often used as a guideline as opposed to an absolute rule.  

CleanSweep for Administrators minimum requirements include an Intel-based PC running Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows NT (Windows New Technology) A 32-bit operating system from Microsoft for Intel x86 CPUs. NT is the core technology in Windows 2000 and Windows XP (see Windows). Available in separate client and server versions, it includes built-in networking and preemptive multitasking.  workstation or server (version 4.0 or later), a CD-ROM drive A device that holds and reads CD-ROM discs. CD-ROM drives generally also play audio CD discs by sending analog sound to the sound card via a 4-pin cable. For specifications of 10x, 20x, etc. drives, see CD-ROM drives. See CD-ROM, CD-ROM changer, CD-ROM server and CD-ROM audio cable. , 8MB RAM for Windows 95/98 (16MB RAM recommended), 16MB RAM for Windows NT (32MB RAM recommended), 15 MB of hard disk space, and Internet access See how to access the Internet. . CleanSweep for Administrators supports Netscape Navigator 3.0 and 4.0, Microsoft Internet Explorer See Internet Explorer.  3.0 and 4.0, and America On-line 3.0.

About Quarterdeck

Quarterdeck Corporation is a global leader in the development and marketing of PC helpware -- software designed to prevent and solve PC performance problems, especially those encountered in networked -- Internet and intranet -- environments. The Company's goal is to make personal computing trouble-free for users and network administrators alike, while reducing the need for live technical support. Quarterdeck's current product line, which addresses storage management, system conflict resolution, virus protection, system updating, and enhanced access to networked information and communications resources, is marketed to both end-users and businesses via retail distribution, corporate resellers and OEMs, direct marketing channels, and the Internet. Quarterdeck's products are available in more than 14,000 outlets throughout the United States and Canada, as well as in over 29 countries worldwide. Incorporated in 1982 and traded on NASDAQ under the symbol QDEK, Quarterdeck's worldwide headquarters are in Marina del Rey, California Marina del Rey (Spanish for "Navy of the King", or "Seacoast of the King") is a census-designated place seaside community located in an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County, California, United States. The population was 8,176 as of the 2000 census. , with its European operations based in Dublin, Ireland. Further information may be obtained by calling 800/354-3222 toll-free or 573/443-3282, by accessing Quarterdeck's Web site at, or by sending e-mail requests to

NOTE TO EDITORS: If you would like more information on Quarterdeck Corporation and its products, please view the Quarterdeck Press Center at

Quarterdeck and CleanSweep are registered trademarks of Quarterdeck Corporation or its subsidiaries. SmartSweep is a trademark of Quarterdeck Corporation or its subsidiaries. All other brands and products referenced herein are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

CONTACT: Quarterdeck Corporation

Tawana Clark, 310/309-3757


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