Telia introduces new online security service for virus protection

Due to the growing number of Internet and broadband service users, Telia's online subscribers require enhanced virus protection and security. To meet this requirement, Telia is now introducing an advanced security service - Telia Antivirus - which is specially designed for the company's approximately 700,000 Internet and broadband customers who are private individuals and small businesses. A dedicated customer support unit is being established in Sollefteå (Sweden) that will specialise in online security and antivirus protection for the consumer market.
Virus attacks in recent years have clearly shown just how vulnerable our computers are. Having access to a constantly updated virus protection program is becoming more and more of an obvious need to every personal computer user. If a computer contracts a virus, the user will experience problems and incur costs.
Easy to order and pay for
In the Telia Antivirus service, users receive effective protection against every type of computer virus and malicious code. By subscribing to the service, the customer receives virus protection that functions constantly. The service is added to the subscriber's regular Internet invoice or telephone bill and costs up to SEK 30 per month. The service is ordered over the Internet on www.telia.se/antivirus (pages in Swedish).
Software is updated automatically
The service is activated when the virus protection software is installed. After that, the program functions automatically. Each time the computer is connected to the Internet, the software downloads new virus definitions. Experts estimate that about 100 new viruses are created each week. New versions of the virus protection are therefore created on a daily basis to ensure that customers always have complete, secure protection for their PCs.
Enhanced security and support
In the Telia Antivirus service, customers also have access to Telia's Security Support service between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. seven days a week. The service has been set up in Sollefteå and has been initially staffed with eight antivirus specialists.
Joakim Karlsson, Telia e-bolaget, phone + 46 70-395 20 44, or
Anders Zellman, Press Relations Manager, Telia e-bolaget, phone +46 70-329 56 77
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