AOL to give away anti-virus service

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AOL to give away anti-virus service

AOL is set to give away that which it sells at a premium – its McAfee VirusScan Online anti-virus software.

The free service will be one of the services featured in the AOL 9.0 Security Edition due out next month, an update to the 70 MB AOL 9.0 Optimized offering it currently provides. AOL had originally charged $2.95 a month for the anti-virus scanning service and had said some two million users out of its roughly 23 million base had signed up.

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