Ad Remover joins Corel’s collection of industry-leading utility software brands, including WinZip System Utilities, Parallels Toolbox, ReviverSoft and SimpleStar

SAN FRANCISCO, May 4, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Corel today announced that it has acquired the popular ad-blocking extension Ad Remover™. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.

Corel sees many synergies between Ad Remover and our overall utilities business as we leverage the strengths of our extensive digital direct platforms, partnerships, and channels to take Ad Remover to new markets and dramatically expand its global presence,” said Christa Quarles, CEO of Corel. “As a fully subscription-based product with strong customer retention, Ad Remover fits well into Corel’s next phase of growth and our commitment to offering users exceptional, high-value subscription experiences. We look forward to advancing Ad Remover’s mission which, like our renowned WinZip products, empowers customers to take control of their privacy and security on their platforms of choice – Windows, Mac, and mobile.”

“With a strong history of growth and drive to deliver value to our customers, the Ad Remover team is excited to have found a partner who shares our philosophy and has the resources to take our products to the next level,” said Jon Coudron, CEO of Ad Remover. “As part of Corel, we can now unlock new opportunities for our technology and extend our reach to millions of customers around the world.”

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Corel products enable more than 90 million connected knowledge workers around the world to do great work faster. Offering some of the industry’s best-known software brands, we give individuals and teams the power to create, collaborate and deliver impressive results. Our success is driven by an unwavering commitment to deliver a broad portfolio of innovative applications to inspire users and help them achieve their goals.

Corel’s creative, productivity and virtualization solutions leverage the latest in technology to empower knowledge workers. Parallels® solutions, including Parallels® Desktop for Chrome OS, enable workers to use and access the applications and files they need across their favorite devices and preferred technology – whether local or remote. Cloud-based collaboration capabilities in MindManager® and CorelDRAW® streamline the sharing of ideas in a world that forces them to work apart. Utilities including WinZip® System Utilities, Parallels® Toolbox, ReviverSoft®, and SimpleStar™ make it easier for people to be as productive as possible and get optimal performance from their systems. While WinZip’s encryption, file management, and compression solutions deliver secure file sharing across email, a network, or the cloud.

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