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Topic # 22636 3-Jun-2008 18:55
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I noticed on the Telecom website (www.telecom.co.nz/security) that the security suite is now free for all Telecom dial up and broadband customers.

I've been using the package myself for a little while, its been quite good. It uses McAfee and has a antivirus and firewall.

Anyone has any experience with it? What are their thoughts?




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Reply # 135272 3-Jun-2008 19:07
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I've noticed you don't have to actually have a broadband or dial-up account with Xtra. I logged in with my e-mail only account and had no problem going to the menu to "license" the software.

I haven't clicked th button to complete the transaction though, so I am not sure if it actually validates the account past this point or just login is ok.





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  Reply # 136364 8-Jun-2008 09:15
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freitasm:

I've noticed you don't have to actually have a broadband or dial-up account with Xtra. I logged in with my e-mail only account and had no problem going to the menu to "license" the software.

I haven't clicked th button to complete the transaction though, so I am not sure if it actually validates the account past this point or just login is ok.



Presumably though you recognise that this is a technical quirk, and that by downloading and using the software in your case you're likely to be doing so outside of the terms and conditions.

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  Reply # 136380 8-Jun-2008 11:01
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AFAIK the email accounts still had the option of "pay as you go" dialup access.

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  Reply # 137951 14-Jun-2008 11:27
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Im not sure about this,
It wants me to uninstall avast and spybot, Is it safe to do this?

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  Reply # 137972 14-Jun-2008 13:03
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Absolutely. The Telecom Security Suite is provided by McAfee and getting it for free is absolutely great. It has always been a requirements of security suites not to run more than on your PC. Since the Telecom Security Suite  (McAfee) protects you against virusses and spyware it is safe to uninstall your old security software and install the McAfee solution.

I have been running it on my PC for quite some time now, even when I had to pay $7.95 per month for it, it has just provided me with good service. Getting it for free now just make using Yahoo!Xtra such a good deal.

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  Reply # 137984 14-Jun-2008 14:04
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Wills1: It wants me to uninstall avast and spybot, Is it safe to do this?


If you are running Avast and Spybot with no problems then there's no reason to reaplace those two with this Security Suite. This offer is more for those people who never even thought they needed a security suite and wouldn't find one - so Telecom makes it easier to get a suitable software package.

Most security software should not be run with other versions - they don't mix very well, so yes it is safe if you are replacing the packages.




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  Reply # 137988 14-Jun-2008 14:07
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As Mauricio said (and to expand further), if Avast! and Spybot are meeting your needs, why replace them?

"If it ain't broke, don't fix it" springs to mind.




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  Reply # 138143 15-Jun-2008 11:42
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freitasm:

I've noticed you don't have to actually have a broadband or dial-up account with Xtra. I logged in with my e-mail only account and had no problem going to the menu to "license" the software.

I haven't clicked th button to complete the transaction though, so I am not sure if it actually validates the account past this point or just login is ok.



Doesnt work if you just have an email account, it checks if you are on an Xtra broadband/dialup connection before it can complete.

If you try it from another ISP you get the below error :

Telecom Security Suite Maintenance

 
 
The username: XXXXX failed to subscribe due to following reason: exception from nz.co.xtra.common.transaction.cssapi.SubscribeCSSTransaction@1dc6d58: The host did not accept the connection within timeout of 2000 ms

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  Reply # 138156 15-Jun-2008 13:30
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I just tried to sign my father in law up to it (he is on broadband). It gave the same message as above.  They are having issues with their auto sign up server at the moment and can't accept sign ups. It is in the process of being fixed.




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  Reply # 138216 15-Jun-2008 17:46
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I've decided not to use it now.

Avast and sbybot seem to work well for me. And I dont want to mess anything up.

I just downloaded comodo firewall today too, So far that seems good. {I was previously using the xp firewall}

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