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Command Customers Gain Access To Top Internet Service and Automatic Virus Signature Updates

EarthLink Network's TotalAccess� Internet Service to be Bundled with Command AntiVirus�

8/3, 1998

JUPITER, FL - Continuing to help customers safeguard their equipment from viruses, Command Software Systems, Inc., a leading provider of award-winning anti-virus software, announced that it will bundle EarthLink Network's TotalAccess� Internet access service (NASDAQ: ELNK), with the newest version of Command AntiVirus� (formerly known as F-PROT Professional�). EarthLink users can take advantage of Command's unique virus update program to ensure access to the most up-to-date virus protection available.

"This is a great opportunity for us to get our award-winning TotalAccess software into the hands of thousands of people," said Jason Fairchild, Director of Market Development for EarthLink Network. "Using EarthLink, Command's customers can quickly and reliably make sure they've got the latest virus signature updates to protect their computers. And, they'll have instant access to the Internet through EarthLink."

By signing up with EarthLink, Command AntiVirus users can immediately and easily take advantage of Command's virus signature update technology. Command AntiVirus allows any registered user to automatically schedule updates. After set up, the program determines when to connect the user's PC to CSS Central, the revolutionary rapid deployment and administration feature that streamlines installation and management functions for network administrators, in order to upload new virus definitions and other components automatically. By using EarthLink or an existing Internet connection, users can access up-to-the-minute virus updates automatically via the Internet-a unique service that is indicative of Command's total commitment to customer service and support.

"Command has a reputation for delivering the new virus signature updates first, and we work very hard to uphold that reputation," said Helmuth Freericks, Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Research. "Now, people can get their Internet access and virus protection in one place, from two award winning industry leaders."

As part of the agreement, EarthLink will give users who register using the Command AntiVirus CD-ROM 10 days of free Internet access and will waive the normal $25 set-up fee. In addition, EarthLink has included copies of Microsoft's Internet Explorer Web browser and tutorial documents to help new members familiarize themselves with EarthLink and the Internet.

EarthLink Network, a leading Internet service provider, offers a full range of innovative access and hosting services. Headquartered in Pasadena, Calif., EarthLink provides local access to thousands of communities from more than 1,115 POPS in North America and 42 internationally. PC Magazine named the company "1997 Editor's Choice for Best Internet Service Provider." Additional service and pricing information is available by calling (800) 395-8425 and through EarthLink's Web site at

Command Software Systems, Inc., one of Inc. magazine's 500 fastest growing private companies, develops, markets and supports the most efficient and effective anti-virus software solutions in the world. Founded in 1984 the company has offices in the United States and Europe, and markets directly through a network of established dealers and security integrators worldwide. For more information about Command Software Systems, Inc., call (800) 432-9147 or visit

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