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Comcast Launches Comprehensive Internet Security Solution to Help Keep Customers Safe Online

      Comcast Enhances Online Security Channel; Providing One Powerful,

    Easy-to-Use Security Solution for Protection Against Online Threats -

Offering Includes Nearly $115 in Value with McAfee Internet Security Solutions

    PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast, the nation's Number One

broadband provider, has launched a new security offering for all of its

7.7 million High-Speed Internet customers, providing them with one powerful,

easy-to-use security solution for protection against online threats.

    Comcast already sets the benchmark for the ultimate broadband experience

for its customers through its reliable broadband connection, ultra-fast

speeds, built-for-broadband applications and great broadband content.  Now,

for no additional charge, customers can receive nearly $115 in value to

protect their households and enhance their online experience with Internet

security solutions available through the following products:

    -- McAfee® VirusScan® - Helps to defend users' computers against

      thousands of known viruses. Automatically detects, blocks, and removes

      viruses and spyware, which may result in the loss of irreplaceable

      documents or identity theft.

    -- McAfee® Personal Firewall Plus - Always-on PC protection to prevent

      unwanted traffic to and from users' PCs. Helps to protect personal

      information and a user's computer from malicious intruders.

    -- McAfee® Privacy Service - Features parental controls to help filter

      out inappropriate content and also monitors Internet activity to help

      prevent identity theft.

    Comcast will continue to enhance and expand its offering to add additional

levels of protection.  Customers can receive the Comcast Toolbar, a free

download, which is being designed to give one-click access at the top of their

browser to the most popular features on Comcast.net.  The customizable Toolbar

features spyware detection and removal, fast and easy access to pop-up

blocker, as well as integrated search functionality.  Early this Fall, Comcast

plans to introduce an anti-phishing security solution within the Comcast

Toolbar, which will help further protect customers from the growing threat of

identity theft.

    "We want our customers to have the best broadband Internet experience.

Security is a critical component to that," said Greg Butz, senior vice

president of marketing and business development for Comcast Online.  "Comcast

has launched a comprehensive Internet security solution that is the perfect

complement to our service.  It's extremely easy to use, automatically updates

and will help keep our customers safe.  We partnered with an industry leader

to offer our customers a product they will recognize and value."

    "McAfee is glad to be working with Comcast to provide the nation's largest

broadband user base with what we believe to be the easiest to use, most

effective Internet security protection available today," said Todd Gebhart,

senior vice president worldwide consumer and mobile sales, McAfee.  "McAfee

solutions offer users proven, comprehensive protection against today's

increasingly sophisticated Internet threats."

    Comcast makes it extremely easy for its customers to access and download

its premier Internet security solution.  The Comcast.net Security Channel is

integrated into the same Comcast.net portal customers already use to check

their e-mail, send Video Mail messages, and access their photos, news,

entertainment, sports scores, kid's features, games, and the additional best-

in-class content found on Comcast.net.

    Comcast.net Security Channel: Keeping Customers Informed

    Comcast customers can also turn to the Comcast.net Security Channel for

education about the latest threats and learn how they can stay protected.  For

example, whenever a new virus is uncovered, Comcast updates its Security

Channel to make its customers aware of any potential dangers and provides

links to critical updates.

    Users may also turn to the Comcast.net Security Channel to find:

    -- The tools to manage their Comcast account

    -- Security Forums and popular discussion boards

    -- Information about how to report phishing e-mail scams

    -- Tips for keeping children safe online

    -- Critical information about and links to national security resources

    Customers can access the Comcast.net Security Channel and download the

complete security solution by visiting: http://www.comcast.net/security/.'>http://www.comcast.net/security/.

    About McAfee, Inc.

    McAfee, Inc., headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., and the global leader

in Intrusion Prevention and Security Risk Management, delivers proactive and

proven solutions and services that secure systems and networks around the

world.  With its unmatched security expertise and commitment to innovation,

McAfee empowers home users, businesses, the public sector, and service

providers with the ability to block attacks, prevent disruptions, and

continuously track and improve their security. http://www.mcafee.com.

    About Comcast

    Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (http://www.comcast.com) is the

nation's leading provider of cable, entertainment and communications products

and services.  With 21.5 million cable customers, 7.7 million high-speed

Internet customers, and 1.2 million voice customers, Comcast is principally

involved in the development, management and operation of broadband cable

networks and in the delivery of programming content.

    The Company's content networks and investments include E! Entertainment

Television, Style Network, The Golf Channel, Outdoor Life Network, G4, AZN

Television, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One and four regional Comcast SportsNets.  The

Company also has a majority ownership in Comcast-Spectacor, whose major

holdings include the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team, the Philadelphia

76ers NBA basketball team and two large multipurpose arenas in Philadelphia.

Comcast Class A common stock and Class A Special common stock trade on The

NASDAQ Stock Market under the symbols CMCSA and CMCSK, respectively.

    For additional product information about the Comcast Security Channel,

please see the accompanying Fact Sheet.

    Fact Sheet

    Customers can access the Comcast.net Security Channel and download the

McAfee Internet Security solutions by visiting:

http://www.comcast.net/security/.'>http://www.comcast.net/security/.

    More about the McAfee Internet Security Solutions

    McAfee VirusScan

    With the award-winning McAfee VirusScan, Comcast customers will be

protected from viruses and virus-like threats while e-mailing, downloading and

surfing the Internet.  The software automatically updates to protect customers

against new threats and attempts to clean files when a virus is detected.

    McAfee Personal Firewall Plus

    Complemented by McAfee VirusScan, the McAfee Personal Firewall Plus

software provides a secure, always-on barrier between the computer's hard

drive and dangerous Internet threats.  It can help keep Comcast customers

protected against thousands of known viruses.

    McAfee Privacy service

    More than 40 percent of Comcast households have children.  These customers

will find an added level of comfort with McAfee Privacy service, featuring

parental control monitors that log when and where children surf.  The software

also filters offensive online content, Web sites and newsgroups including pop-

ups, ads and web-bugs.  McAfee Privacy Service also helps ensure that users do

not expose confidential information to online threats such as phishing or

other online scams.  The software builds an encrypted database of personal

information users do not want submitted over the Internet.

    More about the Comcast Toolbar

    The Comcast Toolbar, a free download, is being designed to give customers

one-click access at the top of their browser to the most popular features on

Comcast.net.  The customizable Toolbar features spyware detection and removal,

fast and easy access to pop-up blocker, as well as integrated search

functionality.  Early this Fall, Comcast plans to introduce an anti-phishing

security solution within the Comcast Toolbar, which will help further protect

customers from the growing threat of identity theft.

    The Comcast Toolbar also features a built-in search bar that will help

customers easily locate the content -- photos, text or video -- that they are

looking for.  Additionally, Comcast customers will receive one-click access to

popular Comcast.net features including e-mail, Comcast Video Mail, The

Fan, its broadband multimedia player, Photo Center, Comcast Rhapsody,

favorite Comcast.net Channels (Music, Sports, Kids, Games, Entertainment) and

much more.

SOURCE Comcast Corporation

Web Site: http://www.comcast.com http://www.comcast.net/security

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i used to be a huge avg fanboy, but then i got hit with viruses it never detected so i tried out kaspersky and scanned the same HD ( i put it into my other computer ) and it found all the viruses and removed them ( reinstalled the hd into normal pc ) and immediatly ditched avg and installed kaspersky and never looked back.

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i used to be a huge avg fanboy, but then i got hit with viruses it never detected so i tried out kaspersky and scanned the same HD ( i put it into my other computer ) and it found all the viruses and removed them ( reinstalled the hd into normal pc ) and immediatly ditched avg and installed kaspersky and never looked back.

Same thing with me

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I use kaspersky and I am very happy with it. I tried that mcaffe virus and security and I wasn't happy with. It was blocking a game trainer. Also there were like 4 process more running vs. kaspersky

I have heard good things about this program but have never tried it of yet.

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I would be wary of anything that Comcast offers. A few years back I downloaded some new software from Comcast (RollBack stuff for analysis). Sounded good but after two weeks I began to have serious OS problems (on Win 98SE then). Well I finally called tech support and got to a level II person. Yes there was a problem with the RollBack software, It was deleting .dll files from the Win folder. Comcast had so send a tech from a local computer service company  to my home, do a low level format of my HD and reinstall all my software. Took the guy over 4 hours to completer the format, install and test. Oh yes he did not install the Comcast Software. :cool:

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I have not had any troubles yet..with the exception of showing my speeds a lot slower here than they test at other servers.. I 'll likely stick with this providing it does not present any problems till the expirartion then I'll find something else.The only product that I'm using is the virus scan. I didnt need the firewall or any of the others so far hardware firewall has handled that ok

So far so good :haha:

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Yeah..That is the key to any Anti Virus Spyware Program updating often!!

I'm running XP Pro on all 5 of my machines I have online either LAN or WAN. All but two have AVG with no problems there either.The other 2 have the Comcast Branded McAfee Virus Scan program

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I have not had any troubles yet..with the exception of showing my speeds a lot slower here than they test at other servers.. I 'll likely stick with this providing it does not present any problems till the expirartion then I'll find something else.The only product that I'm using is the virus scan. I didnt need the firewall or any of the others so far hardware firewall has handled that ok

So far so good :haha:

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i just found out about this offer of comcast's yesterday when i was searching around for parental controls for my son's PC (he's been hitting google lately after watching me use it a couple of times - google has some fun listings as i'm sure y'all have noticed - beastiality came up recently when i was searching for "kids laptop").

i wanted to be able to limit his use to just the websites that i have in his bookmarks.

i loaded the virus scan on mine and the parental control one (privacy one) on his. 

lo and behold, with the privacy one - when you "block ads" alot of the little web game sites won't load at all ! sneaky snarky bast-ahds.

so i have to allow ads (i still blocked pop ups) to let him play these idiotic (to me) webgames that he loves. (he vascillates between console and PC).

i warned him/explained to him about banner ads and advised not to click on them *EVER* on pain of never getting to use the internet ever again.

sigh.

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You know Comcast requires you to have MSIE to download the free Antivirus software.  I have FF and will never go back to MSIE crap.  So why isnt Comcast allowing FF to be used for the download this is so f***ing annoying.

Sincerely,

Compuworm

just use ME for the DL, then go back to FF. 

you can't beat $120 worth of mcafee software, swallow your hatred and use the evil beast!  :)

i have to use ME occasionally, but not often.

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You know Comcast requires you to have MSIE to download the free Antivirus software.  I have FF and will never go back to MSIE crap.  So why isnt Comcast allowing FF to be used for the download this is so f***ing annoying.

Sincerely,

Compuworm

I now use "IE Tab" in Firefox. Get a web page that refuses to work except with IE, then click on the "IE Tab" icon and it reloads that page in IE in a tab on Firefox. It is a geat extension.

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