Security made easy – customers get unique new system to keep computers, Internet safe

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Nov 11, 2008

Security made easy – customers get unique new system to keep computers, Internet safe

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – More than half of consumers have some type of adware or spyware installed on their computers. One in four households had some type of costly virus attack in the last year. Windstream Security Suite – powered by McAfee – protects home computer users by offering a simple download that quickly begins providing security.  

Security Suite is easy to use. It can be purchased from or and downloaded to a computer. Powered by leading dedicated security tech firm McAfee, Security Suite automatically stops viruses, removes spyware, conceals your computer from hackers and prevents spam and phishing scams.

"Many free security systems focus on one thing – stopping viruses or stopping spyware," said Don Perkins, vice president of product marketing for Windstream. "But too few offer comprehensive security. Security Suite does everything from stopping viruses to cleaning clutter off your computer and providing automatic backup for files. Windstream customers can protect their computer without waiting. They go to or and download the software.”

The new system works 24/7. Benefits include:  

  • Stops Viruses – Blocks, cleans and removes viruses automatically for safer surfing and downloading. 

  • Blocks Spyware – Blocks spyware before it installs on your computer and even removes existing spyware.

  • Stops Hackers – Protects and conceals your computer from hackers.

  • Improves PC Health – Cleans clutter off of your computer to keep it running smoothly.

  • Secures your Identity – Protects your online identity so you can shop, bank, e-mail and instant message worry-free.

  • Prevents Spam & E-mail Scams – Prevents spam and phishing scams so you can e-mail with friends and family safely.

  • Protects Children Online – Filters offensive content, pictures, and Web sites so you can keep your children safe when online. You can also see what sites your children have been visiting or trying to visit.

  • Backs Up & Restores Files – Automated back-up and one-click restore to protect your photos, music and important files. 

  • Safe Search, Safe Surf – Using McAfee® SiteAdvisor® software, which provides green/yellow/red web-safety ratings for Web sites to help you avoid online dangers.

Security Suite is cost-effective, available to residential customers for $2.99 a month and appears on their Windstream monthly bills. The price is discounted 20 to 50 percent compared to purchasing off-the-shelf security suites, and three months use is available free for a limited time.

The system also has automatic updates, meaning customers are always offered the latest protection. The system is user-friendly and always updating, sending daily threat protection and updates, and the customer doesn't have to do anything to have the latest protection on their computer.

About Windstream

Windstream Corporation is an S&P 500 company that provides digital phone, high-speed Internet and high-definition video and entertainment services to customers in 16 states. The company has approximately 3.1 million access lines and about $3.2 billion in annual revenues. For more information, visit

About McAfee

McAfee SiteAdvisor and/or other noted McAfee related products contained herein are registered trademarks or trademarks of McAfee, Inc., and/or its affiliates in the US and/or other countries. McAfee Red in connection with security is distinctive of McAfee brand products. Any other non-McAfee related products, registered and/or unregistered trademarks contained herein is only by reference and are the sole property of their respective owners. © 2008 McAfee, Inc. All rights reserved.


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