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AOL 9.0 Windows XP

by auggief / February 23, 2006 5:37 PM PST

I went to a friend's to intall free AVG, ZA & Adaware.
I found that he uses AOL 9.0 and that it came with a security package that includes AV, Firewall & Anti Spyware.
Therefore I left it alone other than to disable his Windows Firewall which was conflicting with the AOL Firewall.
Do you folks support AOL's security package?

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by auggief / February 23, 2006 5:38 PM PST
In reply to: AOL 9.0 Windows XP

Wrong choice of words. Meant to ask if you have any opinion on AOL Security Package.

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Personal Opinion Only: There's a Reason They Gave away...
by tobeach / February 23, 2006 5:58 PM PST
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all those disks!!! Made the AOL Mistake in 1st week with my 1st computer. Cursed it before my 2nd week & by 3rd week spent a lot of time un-installing it while cursing & screaming at it. "Never More" said the raven! Grin
P.S.: I know...but yes, millions CAN be wrong!

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Most if not all ISP
by dawillie / February 23, 2006 11:22 PM PST
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are now offering some sort of 'Security Package' which IMO is a good marketing device.

As to how effective they are, let me put it this way...

I have always believed that a company offering AV should stick to AV only and not dilute the quality of service by offering secondary products such as anti spyware or firewalls.

Ditto for the anti spyware companies and firewall companies.

I have always felt that this method keeps the focus on a specific aspect PC security.

Diversification usually tends toward a lessening of product quality, however acquiring a second company and offering that product as an additional option is OK.

I realize this may not answer the question about AOL specifically, however it is a concept worth thinking about.

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