WINDOWS LIVE ONECARE DISCOUNT

I’m enthusiastic about Microsoft’s security suite Windows Live OneCare. If you haven’t purchased it yet, you can save a few dollars – it costs $49.99 for three computers when purchased online, but Costco had boxed copies yesterday for $32.99. It doesn’t change the program – you just get a license key to enter during the online installation. […] continued

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ANTIVIRUS SHAKEUP

Microsoft’s integrated security software, Windows Live OneCare, got its official release today and will be available on CD starting tomorrow. This doesn’t mean anything to anyone other than the marketing department – it’s the same program that I’ve been recommending for months.

McAfee doesn’t want to be left out. Yesterday McAfee announced that it will have a copycat service later this summer, with some additional features that will differentiate it from OneCare. […] continued

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WINDOWS LIVE ONECARE UPDATE

If you’re using Windows Live OneCare, it was recently updated to include protection against spyware as well as viruses. Here’s info from the Windows Live OneCare team about the update.

If you open Windows Live OneCare and click on View Settings, you should see a new “Antispyware” tab, showing that Microsoft’s antispyware program Windows Defender has been installed. […] continued

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ADDITIONAL DETAILS ABOUT WINDOWS ONECARE

Here’s an article about the official Microsoft announcement of Windows OneCare, which will be available in final form in June.

The $49.99 license will permit the program to be installed on up to three computers. That’s a much better deal than I expected and it puts even more pressure on Symantec and McAfee, whose three-user suites are far more expensive. […] continued

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WINDOWS ONECARE LIVE UPDATE

Microsoft plans to release the final version of Windows OneCare Live, its antivirus/backup/firewall/tuneup program, by summer 2006, and is likely to announce a price of $50/year for the finished product. Here’s an article about the upcoming announcement.

After installing it on dozens of systems and using it myself, I continue to be a big fan. […] continued

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EXTERNAL HARD DRIVES AND BACKUPS WITH WINDOWS ONECARE LIVE

If you’re not backing up your computer, you’re not alone – but the backup utility in Windows OneCare Live should be on your mind. The price is low, the software is easy to use, and losing data when a hard drive fails is awful, whether it’s business data, Outlook folders, financial data, family photos, or a big music collection. […] continued

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WINDOWS ONECARE LIVE

Microsoft’s antivirus program, Windows OneCare Live, is now open for general beta testing by anyone running Windows XP with Service Pack 2. Go to the Live.com web site (http://ideas.live.com/) and click on Windows OneCare Live Beta / Sign Up.

This is a potentially huge development that will eventually affect almost every computer user. […] continued

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ANTIVIRUS PROTECTION FROM MICROSOFT

Norton’s products are steadily deteriorating – I’ve written about some of my frustration with Norton Internet Security for single PCs and Symantec Antivirus for server-based networks. Last week I installed Norton Antivirus 2005 on a typical desktop PC and got a phone call within a few hours complaining about how the computer had slowed down to the point of being nearly unusable. […] continued

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MICROSOFT WINDOWS ONECARE LIVE

Microsoft has begun beta testing of its Windows OneCare Live service. Windows OneCare combines antivirus protection with an adware/spyware monitor, scheduled PC maintenance, an enhanced firewall, and other tools. It will be sold as a subscription service for an annual fee. (If you’re feeling brave, you can submit an application to be a beta tester.) […] continued

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