RealDefense Acquires STOPzilla

RealDefense Acquires STOPzilla

Antivirus and anti-malware brand STOPzilla has been acquired by California holding company RealDefense

The deal was announced earlier today and marks RealDefense's fourth acquisition in the security sector. Other brands in the RealDefense portfolio include IOLO, MyCleanID, MyCleanPC, USTechSupport, CyberDefender, VirusFix, and WarrantyStar.

To complete the acquisition of STOPzilla, RealDefense partnered with Corbel Capital Partners, a $500m structured debt firm based in Los Angeles.

STOPzilla was founded by iS3 Corporation in 2001 as a popup blocker. This initial program evolved into anti-malware software, and in the last few years, the company developed antivirus protection and STOPzilla Optimizer. 

The brand is based in Santa Monica, California, and states on its website that it has protected over 9 million users worldwide. 

STOPzilla’s AntiVirus program includes a web filter, scan module, enhanced malware detection engine, and smart file cache to defend against infection. STOPzilla’s AntiMalware works with the AntiVirus program to block, detect, and remove malware.

The brand's Optimizer program promises to speed up PC performance and reduce system crashes by decluttering and performing advanced, automatic repairs plus system and registry backup. 

“For the last twenty years, it’s been an honor and privilege to provide an award-winning

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