Free Software Protects from Viruses, Tracking, and Theft
Dallas, TX -‐ October 8, 2012 – Today, from the COMPTEL PLUS Convention in Dallas, Virtual World Computing announced its latest free privacy plugin, Cocoon for Google Chrome. The company launched Cocoon for Firefox last year, praised by CNET as “…a serious contender for one of the best add-‐ons of the year.” Earlier this year, Cocoon added Internet Explorer and iOS products. Cocoon for Chrome launched in beta today and will be available to the general public on November 12, 2012.
Cocoon is a free all-‐in-‐one plugin that protects people from being tracked and profiled when on the Internet, even on public Wi-‐Fi networks. Cocoon works by securely connecting over any network to Cocoon’s servers, providing enterprise-‐grade virus protection, and encrypting all online interactions.
“Today’s digital lifestyle has us connected to the Internet from a variety of devices and locations,” said Vernon Irvin, President/CEO of Virtual World Computing. “Cocoon was developed to help manage your digital lifestyle while protecting your personal data. We are pleased to be able to offer Google Chrome users a free tool that instantly provides greater online privacy, security, and the convenience Chrome users are accustomed to, even when switching between a variety of devices.”
How Cocoon works: Available as both a free and premium service, Cocoon prevents a user’s computer from directly touching the Internet. Their privacy is protected because websites and advertisers only see Cocoon servers, hiding the user’s unique IP address and preventing their online activity from being tracked by cookies. Unlike traditional anti-‐virus software, Cocoon prevents malicious software and virus downloads by automatically scanning files for viruses before they reach the computer. The Cocoon premium service also provides password management and unlimited personal email boxes.