Microsoft Windows OneCare to go live in June

Posted on Tuesday, February 07 2006 @ 23:01 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Microsoft announces it will launch its Windows OneCare Live security application in June. The program will be a subscription-based, automatically updating service that will compete with solutions from Symantec and McAfee.

Windows OneCare Live will be a all-in-one security service with anti-virus, anti-spyware, firewall, backup and performance maintenance tools.

Microsoft claims there's no other software firm that currently offers such a complete security suite.

Windows OneCare Live will be available in stores and on the Web, the annual fee will be $49.95 for up to three computers.

Personally I think this will be a quite decent security service. Microsoft's AntiSpyware for instance is really good at removing spyware, I've used it a couple of times to clean crap from people's PCs and mostly it is able to remove real suckers where other applications like Spybot S&D and Lavasoft's Ad-aware fail.

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