Microsoft scraps OneCare security suite

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  1. renegade08

    renegade08 Registered Member

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    Microsoft scraps OneCare security suite

    Free 'Morro' service to replace Windows Live OneCare in 2009


    http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/2230823/microsoft-offer-free-security
     
  2. renegade08

    renegade08 Registered Member

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    Microsoft to replace OneCare with free AV product

    OneCare retirement announced, new product will be lighter on systems and pockets.
    here,
    here
    here.


    http://www.virusbtn.com/news/2008/11_19.xml
     
  3. Defcon

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    This is great news for consumers and kudos to MS for doing this. There will still be a market for the really good AV vendors, but this will put an end to those selling shady antivirus/malware apps, and the bloatware that keeps getting bigger every year. Its good to have some real competition in this space.
     
  4. rpsgc

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    Let's just hope they don't bundle it with Windows 7 otherwise all the other AV vendors would be up in arms and (sigh) sue Microsoft. 'Cause it's cool to sue the big man, ya down?
     
  5. EASTER

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    ROFL :D

    I got a minature Brooklyn Bridge to include in M$ products that promises even better to provide comprehensive protction from viruses, spyware, rootkits, and trojans too without demanding on system resources.
     
  6. TairikuOkami

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    They alreday wanted to put Windows Live One Care to Vista, but "thanks" to EU, they did not, so thanks again EU for million of bots. ;)
     
  7. rpsgc

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    Bah... EU, US, Japan, Korea... They all do it.
     
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