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TDS(R) Internet Security Partner, F-Secure, Reviewed as First Rate Protection and Usability by PCWorld
[February 15, 2013]

TDS(R) Internet Security Partner, F-Secure, Reviewed as First Rate Protection and Usability by PCWorld

MADISON, Wis., Feb 15, 2013 ( via COMTEX) -- F-Secure Internet Security 2013 software blocked 100 percent of attacks and 99 percent of known malware samples during PCWorld's real world attack testing.

F-Secure Internet Security 2013, which powers TDS Telecommunications Corp. (TDS(R)) Internet Security product, earned the top spot in this year's security suite testing by PCWorld.

PC World calls F-Secure Internet Security 2013 "first-rate protection" with a "user-friendly interface" and a "quick, painless installation." When tested in PCWorld's real-world attack test, F-Secure Internet Security 2013 completely blocked 100 percent of attacks and 99 percent of known malware samples. In addition, the scanning speeds took second place in both "on-demand (manual) scan tests and on-access (automatic) scans." "This high rating proves what we've always believed, that F-Secure is the best way for our customers to protect against viruses and malware when they're on the Internet," said Matt Apps, manager of Internet Product Management and Development at TDS.

Antivirus protection has come into the forefront of Internet safety with the increased awareness of viruses, phishing, spam, and malware. Criminals are constantly changing their tactics to gain personal information and passwords. To thwart attacks, TDS advises that all home computers have the most up-to-date Internet security software in place.

"Even if you've purchased antivirus protection in the past, you must update it regularly to block new attacks," Apps reminds customers. "Since TDS Internet Security is a service, it updates automatically so the most current version is always available." The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team provides more information about types of computer viruses and ways to avoid them.

For more information about F-Secure from TDS, visit or call 1-888-CALL-TDS.

# # # TDS Telecommunications Corp. (TDS(R)) is the seventh largest local exchange telephone company in the U.S. Headquartered in Madison, Wis. it is a wholly owned subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. For 44 years, the company has been connecting people with high-speed Internet, phone, and TV entertainment services in over a hundred rural, suburban, and metropolitan communities across 32 states. Today, TDS has nearly 1 million customer connections in service and 2,900 employees. Business customers select from the latest technologies, including: VoIP (managedIP Hosted) phone service, dedicated high-speed Internet and hosted-managed services. Visit or for more information.

TDS Telecommunications Corp. also manages the operations of TDS Hosted & Managed Services, LLC (TDS HMS) which consists of OneNeck IT Services Corp., Vital Support Systems, and VISI Inc. TDS HMS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems Inc. The business unit is growing rapidly; now employing more than 500 people throughout the U.S. TDS HMS companies specialize in engineering and management of IT infrastructure, including: hosted application management, managed hosting, and ReliaCloud(TM) enterprise cloud services. TDS HMS owns and operates Tier 3 data centers in Iowa, Minn., and Wis. Visit,,, and for more information.

Telephone and Data Systems, Inc., [NYSE: TDS] a Fortune 500(R) company, provides wireless; broadband, TV and voice; and hosted and managed services to approximately 7 million customers in 36 states through its business units, U.S. Cellular, TDS Telecommunications Corp. and TDS Hosted & Managed Services. Founded in 1968 and headquartered in Chicago, Telephone and Data Systems and its subsidiaries employ more than 12,000 people. For investment information, visit

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