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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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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