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Cox Security Software Features

Last Updated: Mon, 05 May 2014 > Related Articles

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Learn about all of the features of Cox Security Software and supported clients.


Cox has teamed up with McAfee to offer two robust packages to protect you online. Below you will find the key features of Cox Security Suite Plus and McAfee Family Protection to help keep you and your family safe.

While you can install Cox Security Suite Plus and McAfee Family Protection separately, you must install both in order to have all of the security and parental controls features below.

Cox Security Suite Plus


Included in this package are all of McAfee's award winning tools for Virus, Spyware, Phishing, Spam, and fraud protection.

FeatureBenefit Cox Security Suite Plus Powered by McAfee

Blocks and removes most viruses by stopping them before they ever get to the PC.

Note: No commercial software can stop all viruses all the time. However, the Cox Security Suite powered by McAfee combined with consumer education* provide one of the strongest barriers to viruses available today. 

* Only open files, applications, and messages from people and sites you trust.


Blocks and removes most spyware before it installs on the PC.

Note: No commercial software can stop all spyware all the time. However, the Cox Security Suite powered by McAfee combined with consumer education* provide one of the strongest barriers to spyware available today.

* Only open files, applications, and messages from people and sites you trust.

Anti-Phishing via SiteAdvisorWhen browsing, a small button in browser toolbar changes color based on the SiteAdvisor safety results. When searching with popular search engines like Google, Yahoo!, MSN, AOL or Ask.com, SiteAdvisor safety ratings appear next to search results.
Note: It is not necessary to download SiteAdvisor; it is included in your free Cox Security software.
Firewall protectionIntelligent firewall protection monitors Internet traffic and sends alerts for suspicious applications.
Parental ControlsProtects children online by filtering offensive content, pictures and websites.
Identity ProtectionAbility to monitor outgoing Internet traffic and ask permission before personal information -- including PINs, bank accounts, SSNs and family names -- are sent from the PC.
Protect documentsProtect and clean personal documents to prevent unauthorized use.
Computer based Anti spamHelps protect all your email accounts from unwanted messages.
Checks email Warns against fraudulent web sites sent via links in email.

McAfee Family Protection


McAfee Family Protection is designed to provide fast, easy setup so parents can start protecting their children within minutes. It keeps children of all ages safe from exposure to inappropriate content, social networking risks, strangers, and other online threats. With McAfee, kids are free to safely explore, learn, and enjoy their online interests.

What You Want to DoHow McAfee Family Protection Makes It 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.By using keyword filtering technology, objectionable videos are blocked.
Manage the amount of time your children spend online.Allows you to monitor and determine the amount of time your children spend on the Internet
Let your children use IM.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.Activity reports provide you a complete view of all Internet and IM activity and 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

Software Compatibility


MAPI  - Outlook®


  • Outlook Express®
  • Outlook
  • Windows Mail®
  • Eudora™
  • Netscape®
  • Thunderbird
  • IncrediMail
  • Shuriken
  • Becky
  • PostPet™ (Japanese only)


  • MSN / Hotmail
  • Webmail account with POP3 access

Cox provides application support  for Outlook Express only.

Instant Messenger Programs Compatible With Cox Security Suite Plus

  • AOL® Instant Messenger™ 2.1 or later
  • Yahoo® Messenger 4.1 or later
  • Microsoft Windows Messenger 3.6 or later
  • MSN Messenger 6.0 or later 

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