AOL restricts free security software to members

by admin September 10, 2007 at 9:26 pm


AOL has switched its free security service for consumers into a members-only offer. The changes came as the internet giant switched technology provider from Kaspersky to McAfee.

Last year AOL began offering consumers a free anti-virus software package, dubbed Active Virus Shield, powered by technology from Kasperesky Lab. No AOL membership was required to use the service, though users are obliged to submit their email details in order to activate the technology.

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