TalkTalk to launch free anti-malware product

Friday, July 30th 2010
Clive Dorsman of TalkTalk has revealed the broadband provider is set to launch a new internet security product.
TalkTalk to launch free anti-malware product
TalkTalk has confirmed that it is set to launch a free-of-charge internet security product, which is designed to protect its broadband subscribers from malware.

Clive Dorsman, chief networks officer for the broadband and home phone bundle provider, said the opt-in service will issue a warning to users if they are viewing a potentially dangerous page.

"If we scan these pages we can make the web safer without our customers having to install or update anything," Mr Dorsman wrote in a column for the TalkTalk Blog.

He went on to explain that the issue of protecting customers from this threat is an important one, given that a minimum of 70 per cent of malware comes from infected web pages.

The news was initially reported by The Register earlier this week, after a number of TalkTalk subscribers complained that their browsing activities were being tracked.

A spokesperson from TalkTalk said this was part of a trial for the development of the security product and that no personal information had been captured.

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