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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

UPDATEAGENT MAKES ALL APPLICATIONS MACOS 8.5-READY FOR FREE

Limited-Time Promotion Delivers Software Updaters for MacOS 8.5

December 7, 1998 [Carlsbad, CA] Insider Software today announced a
limited-time promotion that gives Macintosh users a fast, free way to
upgrade their systems with the latest software updaters required for MacOS
8.5 compatability.

Through December 11, users can download Insider UpdateAgent 3.0 via the
Internet, run it on their Macintosh, and receive free updaters to make the
users' applications compatible with MacOS 8.5 in addition to receiving
MacOS updates.

"Developers need to update their applications to have them take advantage
of new OS releases such as MacOS 8.5," commented Rio Sabadicci, president
of Insider Software. "We're helping Mac users everywhere make the
transition smoothly and at no cost."

SIMPLE TO OPERATE

UpdateAgent 3.0 automatically scans a system's drives and displays a list
of programs that it can update. Every program includes direct web links to
the developer's home pages, the updater's information page, and an
on-screen summary. Users can override UpdateAgent's recommendations and
download only the files they want directly from Insider's servers.

UPGRADING TO A REGULAR UPDATEAGENT LICENSE

The current promotion is absolutely free until December 11. At any time,
users can convert their UpdateAgent software to a full license over the
Internet or by phone. If they do, the program can run automatically at
regular intervals, updating all the users' applications with whatever newly
released updaters have become available. A full year of Internet access
costs $49.95 US and a single update session can be purchased for $12.95 US.

AVAILABILITY

Insider UpdateAgent 3.0 is available immediately from Insider Software, and
can be ordered by visiting Insider's web site at www.insidersoftware.com,
or by calling 1-800-700-6340 or +1-760-804-9900.

INDUSTRY PRAISE FOR INSIDER UPDATEAGENT

Insider UpdateAgent's advanced capabilities earned it a coveted five-mouse
rating from ZDnet in July 1998, and a five-disk rating from MacReview in
November 1998.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

UpdateAgent requires two megabytes of memory to run on the Macintosh system
being updated, as well as whatever disk space is required to store any
relevant updaters. The CD Version also needs a local CD drive or access to
a networked CD drive.

ABOUT INSIDER SOFTWARE

Insider Software, founded in 1993 and based in Carlsbad, California,
develops and markets software products that make Macintosh computers run
better. In addition to Insider UpdateAgent, Insider also produces Insider
FontAgent, the leading font maintenance and repair utility, and HyperBox, a
hypertext-based document launcher.

Contact:
Rio Sabadicci -) rio@insidersoftware.com
Insider Software -) insidersoftware.com
760-804-9900

 
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