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EarthLink Acquires Assets Of Aluria Software

ATLANTAAugust 22nd, 2005 EarthLink (NASDAQ: ELNK), the nations next generation Internet service provider, today announced it has reached an agreement to acquire the assets of Aluria Software, LLC, a privately held developer of protection and security products for consumers, small businesses and enterprise customers.

Aluria is best known for its consumer anti-spyware application, Spyware Eliminator, which, to date, has over 20 million users worldwide. Recently, Aluria launched its first business-targeted application, Paladin, which provides the same innovative, industry-leading anti-spyware protection for small businesses and corporations. The company also sells a number of other security, protection and system optimization applications.

Safety and security have always been central to our award-winning Internet service, and Alurias innovative products will enhance and improve our already robust suite of protection applications, said Matt Cobb, EarthLinks vice president of core applications. Alurias expertise, when combined with our easy-to-use tools, will help protect EarthLink subscribers from online threats like spyware, spam or phisher sites.

Our vision is that people want state-of-the-art Internet security tools that are intuitive and easy-to-use, said Rick Carlson, Aluria Softwares chief executive officer. We think our technology is a perfect fit for the protection services that EarthLink offers.

The agreement and EarthLinks obligation to close the acquisition are subject to certain conditions. The acquisition is expected to close in September, and once completed, the Aluria assets will become a part of a new division of EarthLink.

About Aluria Software
A privately held company founded in 1999 and headquartered in Orlando, Florida. Aluria software is the leading provider of high quality, user-friendly software and is a trusted partner of major associations and corporations. Aluria software protects millions of Internet users worldwide.

About EarthLink

EarthLink. We revolve around you. As the nations next generation Internet service provider, Atlanta-based EarthLink has earned an award-winning reputation for outstanding customer service and its suite of online products and services. Serving over five million subscribers, EarthLink offers what every user should expect from their Internet experience: high-quality connectivity, minimal online intrusions, and customizable features. Whether it's dial-up, high-speed, web hosting, wireless voice and data services, or EarthLink Extras like home networking, security or voice over IP, EarthLink provides the tools that best let individuals use and enjoy the Internet on their own terms. Learn more about EarthLink by calling (800) EARTHLINK or visiting EarthLink's Web site at

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