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Tech Buzz 03/05

New domain options, secure ISPs and more

By Amanda C. Kooser

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Security Blanket

The cost of internet security software can add up withanti-virus, anti-spyware and anti-pop-ups. But you could shave someof those off your budget, depending on which ISP you use.

One of the big movers and shakers in this area is AOL. AOL 9.0Security Edition offers McAfee VirusScan Online, anti-spamcontrols, spyware protection, anti-spim features and a firewall forfree. That's a lot of software users don't have to buyseparately anymore. Previously, AOL charged an extra $2.95 permonth for a lot of those capabilities. For entrepreneurs whoalready use AOL, that's a big plus. For those looking for abasic internet provider, that free security setup could sway yourchoice and save you money. AOL's move in this direction shouldpush other providers to offer similar services.

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