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Symantec to Buy PC Tools

Symantec is buying PC Tools, which sells PC utilities software designed to boost the security and privacy of Windows-based computers, Symantec said on Monday.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The transaction is expected to close by the end of the year.

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The purchase will allow Symantec to expand its reach in emerging regional markets, the company said in a statement.

PC Tools, an Australia company, will continue to offer products under the PC Tools brand and will maintain separate operations within Symantec’s consumer business unit.