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MSN Dial-Up Secured With McAfee

Microsoft is adding McAfee's virus scan and firewall software to its MSN dial-up service package. McAfee already provides the software for Microsoft's broadband customers.

The Santa Clara, Calif.-based McAfee said the service would be available for Microsoft's dial-up customers in the first quarter of next year. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Specifically, MSN customers will receive McAfee's VirusScan and Personal Firewall Plus.

Through automated scans, VirusScan detects, blocks and removes viruses, spyware, worms, Trojans and dialers. The software scans files, e-mail attachments, Internet downloads and instant-messaging attachments.

The firewall software monitors consumers' broadband, dial-up or wireless Internet connections, preventing unwanted traffic to and from the PC.