Way to go OneCare!!!

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by quazimutato, Dec 5, 2007.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. quazimutato

    quazimutato Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2004
    Posts:
    28
    I saw it got an Advanced on the latest av-comparatives.org test. Petty impressive considering it started out so bad in the beginning that av-comparatives was threatening to quit further testing of it in the future. Remarkable leaps forward each new test, keep up the good work guys.
     
  2. Macstorm

    Macstorm Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2005
    Posts:
    2,531
    Location:
    Sneffels volcano
    do you work for MS? :D (joking)

    yeah, it's a big improvement indeed.
     
  3. quazimutato

    quazimutato Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2004
    Posts:
    28
    Who in their right mind would willingly work for MSo_O Seriously though, i dumped McAfee for OneCare and am feeling better about my decision.
     
  4. farmerlee

    farmerlee Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2006
    Posts:
    2,585
    I've just been reading some reviews on the latest v2 and its been getting strong recommendations all round. A big improvement over earlier versions.
     
  5. Stefan Kurtzhals

    Stefan Kurtzhals AV Expert

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2003
    Posts:
    701
    Better get used to it. When V4 or V5 is around, there will be no other antivirus product left on the market... :rolleyes:
     
  6. Sjoeii

    Sjoeii Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2006
    Posts:
    1,240
    Location:
    52?18'51.59"N + 4?56'32.13"O
    Stefan, why would you say that? You're expert and Avira I believe?
     
  7. Stefan Kurtzhals

    Stefan Kurtzhals AV Expert

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2003
    Posts:
    701
    Microsoft always aims to achieve total market domination. Why should it be different here?
     
  8. Edwin024

    Edwin024 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2004
    Posts:
    1,000
    I think that the position of Symantec with their Norton range of products is so strong in the PC market that Microsoft will for the first time see a big battle, which they can loose.
     
  9. solcroft

    solcroft Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2006
    Posts:
    1,639
    Quite the defeatist attitude here.

    Do you expect to be beaten by Microsoft through better product quality, or by some other means?
     
  10. Firecat

    Firecat Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2005
    Posts:
    7,927
    Location:
    The land of no identity :D
    Supporting older OS will still provide a chance for the other AV companies to survive. After all, Microsoft's consumer products are bound by the mainstream life cycle of the Windows operating systems, whereas 3rd party vendors can at least extend this to the period of the extended support cycle ;)
     
  11. trjam

    trjam Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2006
    Posts:
    9,057
    Location:
    North Carolina
    statement surprises me to. Hopefully this is not how Avira views things.
     
  12. Sjoeii

    Sjoeii Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2006
    Posts:
    1,240
    Location:
    52?18'51.59"N + 4?56'32.13"O
    MS will probably add the Onecare suite in their OS in the future. and maybe you are right. they are improving too fast at the moment to just sit back and forget Onecare
     
  13. Firecat

    Firecat Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2005
    Posts:
    7,927
    Location:
    The land of no identity :D
    In theory Microsoft would not detect Other OS malware since, well, Linux and other OS are, duh, competitors to them :rolleyes:

    There would still exist a market for these non-Windows users at least due to the above reason, and other AV companies might be able to survive on that user base....:)
     
  14. solcroft

    solcroft Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2006
    Posts:
    1,639
    Yes, AV companies will be able to survive by detecting malware for platforms that pride themselves on being malware-proof...
     
  15. Firecat

    Firecat Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2005
    Posts:
    7,927
    Location:
    The land of no identity :D
    Yes, indeed those platforms are 99% (if not 100%) malware proof but even then some malware does exist for those operating systems as well, low in numbers as they may be.....

    But yes the situation looks bleak for AV companies :(
     
  16. tec505

    tec505 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2006
    Posts:
    284
    Location:
    Romulus, class M planet
    A way to float is to produce AV very strong and w/ large number of settings:
    for Advanced users. IMO MS target is normal people who do not know computer very well.

    But is only my opinion.

    Best regards.
    Mike
     
  17. jrmhng

    jrmhng Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2007
    Posts:
    1,268
    Location:
    Australia
    Im not sure they can bundle it in the OS because of 1) Anti-trust legal issues 2) they are losing a source of revenue.

    I think different security firms will still be around. It is similar with iPod and Zune in the portable music player market, they entered too late.
     
  18. Brian N

    Brian N Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2005
    Posts:
    2,148
    Location:
    Denmark
    hehehe I'll stick to 3rd party security apps for as long as I possibly can.
    The day I have to be protected by only Microsoft is the day I stop using computers.
     
  19. risl

    risl Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2006
    Posts:
    581
    I remember it was Igor Daniloff from Dr.Web who said that money can be beaten with bigger money, but really good software is unbeatable. ;)
     
  20. trjam

    trjam Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2006
    Posts:
    9,057
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Of course, money, can also buy you the tools needed, to make unbeatable software to.;)
     
  21. jrmhng

    jrmhng Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2007
    Posts:
    1,268
    Location:
    Australia
    OneCare FP: RemoveWGA

    Hi All,

    Just looking at the av-comparatives results for November and noticed the OneCare false positive RemoveWGA. I laughed to myself...I don't know if that was really a fp from MS's perspective :p

    Cheers
    Jeremy
     
  22. Sjoeii

    Sjoeii Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2006
    Posts:
    1,240
    Location:
    52?18'51.59"N + 4?56'32.13"O
    And you'll never know what they will buy next
     
  23. Straight Shooter

    Straight Shooter Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2006
    Posts:
    108
    I trialed Avira.. Very good AV suite. $79.95 for 3 users...

    I had Kaspersky Internet Suite. I was able to get it for $11 per license then. However, if there's ever a company I ever despised, it's Kaspersky. I think some of you out there know why...

    I am now trying M$ OneCare.. Hardly any impact on System resources. Excellent support by email, although I think M$ is even offering phone support for free (Not sure)... Detection is good and getting better. Easy to manage 3 computers on a router with centralized backups and has an easy shared printer wizard. $39,95 and I think I can get it cheaper. What's NOT to like?

    When I have to deal with either a slow computer, ridiculously high prices, and snotty service, or even BS and whatnot, M$ is looking very good to me now...

    Viva La Microsoft! LOL...
    Jim
     
  24. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

    Joined:
    May 9, 2005
    Posts:
    8,696
    Hello,
    Because everyone will use Linux and there's no need for antivirus in Linux ... hihihihi ...
    Mrk
     
  25. Bunkhouse Buck

    Bunkhouse Buck Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2007
    Posts:
    1,056
    Location:
    Las Vegas
    The way an oligopolist/monopolist gets control of the market is to buy up competitors and employ their technologies. In the process, they acquire the client base of their old competitors. Microsoft is primarily a marketing organization-not a software company. They are now determined to get a large share of the AV market.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.