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Safe and Sound

Keep Your Online Experience Safe and Secure

Keep Your Online Experience Safe and Secure

Online security takes many forms. It can involve thwarting identity theft, processing online purchases securely, avoiding viruses or protecting your kids from inappropriate videos or music.

Consumers have good reason to be concerned about online security because threats can put your computer and other devices at risk, as well as your identity, personal information and privacy. 

Cox provides you with Internet security options to put you in control and give you peace of mind - Cox Security Suite Plus powered by McAfee, McAfee Family Protection - at no cost to help mitigate these risks.  And Cox offers great parental control options to help manage your child’s online activities. 

See the high-level benefits for Cox’s security software:

Cox Security Suite Plus

Cox Security Suite Plus protects your online activity and computer from numerous Internet threats.

Key Benefits

  • Stay clear of viruses and malware
  • Safeguard your family with helpful parental controls
  • Protect your identity
  • Protect against hackers and thieves
  • Block spam and dangerous emails
  • Look out for friends and family by protecting your social network


What you want to do:

Cox Security Suite Plus allows you to:

Protect your social network

Share ideas with friends and family without sharing dangerous links.

  • Safe URL Sharing - Protect your friends if a link you send becomes risky.
  • URL Shortener - Create brief, trustworthy URLs to spread the news without spam or malware.


Protect against hackers and thieves

Establish layers of defense to keep the bad guys out of your digital life.

  • Wireless Network Protection - Keep eavesdroppers from your passwords and personal files.
  • Anti-phishing - Avoid risky and phishing URLS sent through email and instant messages.


Protect your identity

Lock your confidential files so that the loss, theft, or hacking of your PC or laptop won’t expose them.

  • Encrypted Storage - Lock confidential files in a personal password-protected vault to keep your identity and data safe.


Block spam and dangerous email

Keep your inbox thinned of phishing messages, junk mail, and virus-laden attachments.

  • Stronger Anti-spam - Let dynamic filters get rid of offensive and dangerous messages.


Safeguard your family

Manage your kids’ Internet use to permit their fun and your peace of mind.

  • Parental Controls - Apply adjustable rules to block inappropriate sites and limit online time.
  • Surf Report - Check sign-in times by user, attempts to access forbidden sites and total online time.
  • Improved Summaries - See and print one usage report for all your kids.


Protect against viruses and malware

Keep your computer working at peak levels and virus free.


·         NEW Unobtrusive, High Speed Scanning Engine - From startup to on-access scans, get high performance to minimize scan times and extend battery life.

  • NEW Vulnerability Scanner - Find and seal up holes in Windows and your favorite browsers and applications.
  • Real-time Anti-malware - Using instant risk assessments through the cloud, block threats like viruses, Trojans and spyware in your files, email, and web downloads.
  • Adaptive Two-Way Firewall - Let our advanced firewall with buffer overflow protection prevent software from exploiting your OS or stealing information, even in hotspots.
  • NEW Malicious Ad Protection - Block cybercrime networks and their malicious ads and hidden iFrame code from loading and infecting your PC.
  • Enhanced Digital Data Shredder - Destroy sensitive data and erase cookies, memory, cache, browser history  and more.
  • Improved Safe Socializing, Searching and Shopping - Click with confidence because you know which sites are safe.
  • Better Anti-bot Protection—Block contact with criminals’ computers based on the very latest research.
  • NEW Home Screen—Navigate easily through common security tasks with a redesigned home screen that supports touch-friendly devices.
  • Enhanced Reports—Quickly understand how your protections secure your data and system.
  • PC Tune-up—Remove unused applications, cached browser files, and other junk to speed up your PC




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McAfee Family Protection

McAfee Family Protection provides more advanced parental controls to protect children of all ages from exposure to inappropriate content, social networking risks, strangers and other threats.

Key Benefits

  • Protects from exposure to adult content
  • Manage the amount of time spent on the Internet
  • Prevent contact with strangers
  • Control what your children watch online - filter TV shows and movies by ratings
  • Keep your children from listening to explicit music on iTunes
  • Block objectionable YouTube videos


What you want to do:

How McAfee Family Protection makes this possible:

Protect your children from objectionable websites

Blocks up to 35 categories of objectionable websites and filters inappropriate content.

Allow your children to view appropriate YouTube videos

Uses keyword filtering technology to block objectionable videos.

Manage the amount of time your children spend online

Sets the day and/or time your child can access the Internet.

Let your children use instant messaging

Monitors and records instant message conversations to inform you about improper dialogue with strangers.

Enjoy the benefits of social networking

Records posting of confidential information.

Make sure your family’s personal information remains safe

Prevents sharing of confidential information and keeps your PC safe from security threats found in peer-to-peer file sharing.

Ensure that your children are having a safe experience online

Provides activity reports for a complete view of all Internet and IM activity that can be used as a tool to teach appropriate online behavior.

Know immediately if there is a problem so you can talk to your child

Receive email and/or text* alerts instantly when inappropriate website access is attempted.

Allow access to age-appropriate TV shows and movies

Manage online watching of TV shows and movies by ratings.

Prevent listening to music with explicit language

Filters music on iTunes with explicit language in the title of the song.

Install Cox Family Protection >


To access these Security Suite features using Internet Tools, you’ll need a Cox Primary User ID. Here’s how:

Register for a Cox User ID

Registering for a Cox User ID is the first step to getting the most out of your Cox services. With this login, you can access Security Suite, Cloud Storage and more.

Get Started Now

  1. Go to and click the Register link to create a User ID and Password for the first time.
  2. In the Confirm your Cox Services section, enter the required information (Shown on your Cox bill).
  3. Click Continue. Enter the remaining required information and accept the Privacy Policy.

Don’t have a Cox user ID and password? Go to and click “Register.” If you’ve forgotten your user ID and password, click “Sign In” and then select “Forgot User ID and Password.”

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