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Aluria Software to Speak at First-Ever Anti-Spyware Coalition Public Workshop

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Workshop Will Address the Impact of Spyware on Consumers and the Enterprise

WASHINGTON --(Business Wire)-- Jan. 24, 2006 -- Aluria Software, an EarthLink company and a leading provider of anti-spyware and desktop internet protection solutions, today announced that Matt Cobb, EarthLink vice president and general manager of Aluria Software, will be a featured panelist at the first-ever Anti-Spyware Coalition (ASC) Public Workshop. The workshop, scheduled for February 9 at the Capitol Hyatt Regency in Washington, D.C., will examine the growing threat of spyware and new technologies and solutions geared toward stopping its spread.

Cobb joins other well-known speakers from the public and private sector such as Walter Mossberg, personal technology columnist for the Wall Street Journal, and Susannah Fox, associate director at the Pew Internet & American Life Project. Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Deborah Platt Majoras will deliver the event's keynote address.

"Spyware threats have become more insidious than ever before and continue to flourish as spyware purveyors develop increasingly sophisticated methods to infect PCs and avoid detection," Cobb said. "The work of the Anti-Spyware Coalition is a critical front in the war on spyware. Informing consumers of the threats they face and arming them with the best tools possible remains the best way to fight the tactics of these cyber criminals. Aluria Software's partnership with the Anti-Spyware Coalition is a reflection of our commitment to deliver unparalleled, proactive protection for our customers."

The day-long event will include interactive discussions on the definition of spyware, legislative efforts to curb spyware proliferation, appropriate corporate security safeguards and suggested industry guidelines. Cobb will participate on a panel at 10:55 a.m. discussing how computer users can avoid, block and remove spyware.

Aluria Software offers unmatched protection for millions of consumers and businesses worldwide from spyware, virus, phishing and other insidious security threats. Aluria Software's proprietary Active Defense Shield works in concert with a desktop's operating system driver to instantly identify and repel spyware before it can be installed. The company's products are the first in the industry to identify spyware at the system kernel level, providing an unprecedented, proactive defense.

Aluria Software and parent company EarthLink are founding members of the Anti-Spyware Coalition and longtime corporate supporters of consumer protection organizations including the Center for Democracy & Technology.

About the Anti-Spyware Coalition

The ASC is a group dedicated to building a consensus about definitions and best practices in the debate surrounding spyware and other potentially unwanted technologies. Composed of anti-spyware software companies, academics and consumer groups, the ASC seeks to bring together a diverse array of perspective on the problem of controlling spyware and other potentially unwanted technologies.

About Aluria Software

Aluria Software, an EarthLink (NASDAQ: ELNK) company, offers comprehensive software security solutions utilized by millions of subscribers worldwide to protect their computers from spyware, virus, and other security threats. The Aluria Security Center protects consumer PC's against a deluge of online attacks by applications like spyware, spam, phishing, pharming, and a variety of other network intrusions. Paladin, Aluria's small business product, monitors, detects, blocks and cleans small businesses networks of spyware. Aluria's anti-spyware software development kits (SDK) are used by third-party software and hardware providers to complement their current offerings with advanced spyware detection and removal capabilities. For more information, visit or call 888-627-4650.

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