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Enfocus Announces Free PitStop Action List Designed To Combat PDF Viruses

Monday, August 13, 2001

Press release from the issuing company

Gent, BELGIUM & San Mateo, CA -- August 10, 2001, To combat user concerns about PDF viruses, Enfocus Software today announced that it has posted complete PDF virus protection information and a free Enfocus PitStop Action List designed to automatically remove all attached files from a PDF document. Available immediately, PDF users may access the information and PitStop Action List via the Enfocus website: http://www.enfocus.com/support/knowledgeBase/kb047.htm According to Enfocus, users' concerns and awareness of file transfer safety have recently heightened with the proliferation of destructive viruses. Most recently questions have arisen about the potential for viruses to be passed through PDF (Portable Document Format) files. While this format is exceedingly safe against viruses, Adobe Acrobat does allow attachments to PDFs. A virus could therefore be transmitted via an attachment to a PDF. Peter Camps, CEO of Enfocus, "It's important to us that users are protected against PDF viruses, and so we wanted to proactively and quickly offer information and the means to combat the possibility of infection. By utilizing the free PitStop Action List which automatically removes attached files, our users can be confident of the integrity of their PDF files." The company states that current users of its key products, Enfocus PitStop Professional, PitStop Server and Certify PDF; already have the ability to remove annotations or attached files in the preflighting process by simply setting custom preflight profiles to Remove and Log Annotations in the Varia tab. For more information Enfocus users may reference the PDF Virus information posted on: http://www.enfocus.com/support/knowledgeBase/kb047.htm

 

 

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