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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, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 3, 1998-- Quarterdeck Corporation (Nasdaq:QDEK), the world's leading provider of PC helpware solutions for networked personal computing, 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 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 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" 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 cache files and browser plug-ins, than any other product. CleanSweep provides easy-to-use tools for cleaning, optimizing and editing the Windows Registry, exclusive technology for one-button and scheduled cleanups, automatic protection against accidental file deletion, 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 http://store.quarterdeck.com.

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 http://www.quarterdeck.com/partners.

System Requirements

CleanSweep for Administrators minimum requirements include an Intel-based PC running Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows NT workstation or server (version 4.0 or later), a CD-ROM drive, 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. CleanSweep for Administrators supports Netscape Navigator 3.0 and 4.0, Microsoft 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, 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 http://www.quarterdeck.com/, or by sending e-mail requests to info@quarterdeck.com.

NOTE TO EDITORS: If you would like more information on Quarterdeck Corporation and its products, please view the Quarterdeck Press Center at http://www.quarterdeck.com/qdeck/press.

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

tclark@quarterdeck.com

or

Ana Thorne, 310/309-3767

athorne@quarterdeck.com
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