82,399,351 programs installed

Should I remove Cox High Speed Internet security suite?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
18% remove it82% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Reach <0.001%


1.60.576 100.00%

Other programs by Authentium

Cox High Speed Internet security suite

What is Cox High Speed Internet security suite?

Included with some COX Internet residential service programs on signup.

About  (from Authentium)

You'll receive Cox Security Suite Plus powered by McAfee┬«, the most respected name in protection software. Keep up to 5 computers safe from spam, hackers, viruses, spyware and more. Thwart online identity theft, remove viruses and reinforce your firewall. McAfee Family Protection is the easiest, most complete way to he...  Read more


Cox High Speed Internet security suite is a program developed by Authentium. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The main program executable is CurtainsUpdate.exe. The software installer includes 42 files and is usually about 12.12 MB (12,703,826 bytes). CurtainsUpdate.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows XP. The distribution of this has mostly been seen in the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: ww2.cox.com/residential/internet/security.cox
Help link: cox.assistusers.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\cox\applications\app
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Cox\Applications\app\Repair.exe -REMOVE
Estimated size: 12.12 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Cox High Speed Internet security suite

Program executable:CurtainsUpdate.exe
Name:Cox High-Speed Internet security software
Path:C:\Program Files\cox\applications\app\CurtainsUpdate.exe
Additional files:
  • AuthIoHttpFilter.dll - Curtains(tm) for Windows® (Authentium Content Filter and Firewall Module)
  • authstart.exe - Security Application Launcher
  • AuthSNTP.dll - Curtains for Windows® (Authentium SNTP Library)
  • CurtainsSysSvcNt.exe - Curtains for Windows (Curtains for Windows System Service Launcher (NT))
  • AMSService.dll - AuthMasterServer
  • ARSCOM.dll - Authentium (RuleSpace)
  • ARSAsync.exe - ESP
  • arsclient.dll - Authentium
  • AuthAntiVirus.dll - Authentium AntiVirus
  • AuthBHO.dll - Authentium Browser Helper Object
  • AuthCompat.dll - Curtains Compatibility Test DLL
  • AuthHyperLink.ocx
  • AuthIOBHOController.dll - Authentium Browser Helper Object Controller
  • AuthIOFilterTranslator.dll - Authentium Filter Translator
  • AuthIoHttpUtil.dll - Authentium Io HTTP Content Filtering Helper plug-in
  • AuthIoPolicy.dll - Authentium Io Windows Policy plug-in
  • AuthMalware.dll - Authentium Curtains for Windows Malware detection and removal module
  • AuthManifest.dll - Cleanup manifest
  • AuthPopup.dll
  • AuthResClient.dll - Authentium Resource Loader
  • AuthSL.exe
  • authsplash.exe
  • AuthTrace.dll - Authentium Tracing
  • AuthXmlLogMgr.dll
  • CnslCnct.exe
  • CurtainsSysSvc.dll - Curtains System Service COM DLL
  • AuthIoDvp.dll (by Cox Communications) - Cox High-Speed Internet security software
  • cox.exe (by Cox Communications) - Cox High-Speed Internet security software Launch App
  • CurtainsUpdate.exe
  • AuthIoUpdate.dll - Cox High Speed Internet Security Software Update Module
  • ctLstBar.ocx (by DBI Technologies) - ctListBar ActiveX Control (ctListBar List Bar ActiveX Control)
  • ctbutton.ocx (by Gamesman / DBI Technologies) - ctButton ActiveX Control (ctButton Transparent Button Control)
  • FlexBag.dll (by Spider Eye Studios P/L) - FlexBag ActiveX Objects
  • ctTips.ocx (by Gamesman) - ctTips ActiveX Control (ctTips Popup Help Tips ActiveX Control)
  • ctTray.ocx (by Gamesman / DBI Technologies) - ctTray ActiveX Control (ctTray Tray Icon Control)
  • IGScroll40.ocx (by Infragistics) - UltraToolBars (ActiveScroll Control)
  • IGTabs40.ocx (by Infragistics) - ActiveTabs Control
  • IGThreed40.ocx - ActiveThreed Controls
  • IMDBvb.dll - IMDBvb Module
  • DTSToolTip.ocx (by Developer Tool Store (VB Pro Ltd)) - DTSToolTips (ToolTip Control)
  • AuthAV2.dll - AuthAV2
  • cxOLTK.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • AuthBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'AuthBHO.cBHO' with the class of {A4D90779-6CB2-4752-83C2-A2AB4D9A672D}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • AuthBHO.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Cox Popup Blocker' with the class of {64634180-B0EA-48B6-82B7-9620D33362C1}.
  • CurtainsSysSvcNt.exe runs as a service named 'Curtains for Windows System Service' (CurtainsSysSvc).

How do I remove Cox High Speed Internet security suite?

Quickly and completely remove Cox High Speed Internet security suite from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Cox High Speed Internet security suite from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Cox High Speed Internet security suite, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Cox High Speed Internet security suite.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Cox High Speed Internet security suite you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 18%
Keep it 82%
Windows XP

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%


user comment
No one has commented yet. Help others learn more about this software, share your comments.