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Chicago, IL

[Need Info] Does RCN offer free Antivirus?

Anyone know where I can download it if they do? I know Comcast gives free McAffee.


Crunchin' For Cures
Purple Zone

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Who would want McAfee? Just sayin'

There are so many free, good ones to choose from that are have smaller footprints

Unless something has changed..since 10/07 - and it might have...

RCN was offering McAfee:
»Re: Mcafee from RCN

»RCN Forum FAQ »McAfee Internet Security Services for RCN Subscribers

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Framingham, MA

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reply to darylzero46
I also would agree there are plenty of high rated yet free antivirus programs for home use.

AVG Free

Avira AntiVir Personal

Avast Home Edition

All the above are free to use for personal home use. Which one you want to use is a matter of personal choice, try them one at a time and use what you think is best.

Personally I use AVG on all my computers, home and work.



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reply to darylzero46

McAfee is bundled in at no charge for triple play customers, and offered at $3.95 for all others. Once you sign up for the service, you will receive an email welcome letter with login and downloand information.

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