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
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
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.