Windows Live OneCare (Best for Windows?)...

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Wingman, Feb 13, 2007.

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  1. Wingman

    Wingman Registered Member

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    I installed the NOD32 trial and have been happy with it, but have just stumbled upon a 90-day trial for Windows Live OneCare. Is there an advantage to using Windows Live OneCare over NOD32 (or any other AV program for that matter)? I know with this it is one program that does all, but how effectively? With others, you'd need a Firewall + Spyware program to run alongside them... is Windows Live OneCare good enough for an old XP user like myself?
     
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    What seems to have worked alright for me in the past is to use NOD32 as my resident AV but I also sometimes use the Windows Live OneCare online scan as an on demand scanner. It is supposed to be a virus/malware scanner, tune-up and clean-up. IIRC- it cleans up junk files and defragments your hard drive. It takes a while to complete so be sure and have something else planned while it runs. So far no problems from it either. Plus it is free to use.


    http://onecare.live.com/site/en-US/default.htm?mkt=en-US
     
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  4. Legendkiller

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    once-care has been performing reasonably well in tests....in november "pc-welt" magazine did a test of onecare and it scored 81%....and i think detections might have improved with new(1.5) version..
     
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    Only the oneCare Beta was free, the final product is a paid for product. And personally I wouldn't call ~80% "reasonably well".
     
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    Thanks for all of the links and information. I called myself doing a search on OneCare but didn't get any hits, sorry to rehash the already hashed. Thanks again.
     
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    this forum is biased!
    ok, .....

    im bored, on vista.... going to give ONECARE a try :)

    yes, seriously, gonna try it.

    dont think i have the bottle eh?

    see:

    http://show.imagehosting.us/show/1954764/0/nouser_1954/T1_-1_1954764.jpg

    its ok, i have rollback rx installed for safe measure, gonna put it through its paces, and will let you know how i get one, and how the software gets on. :D

    ok...

    there really is NO SETTINGS, apart from "virus and spyware - on"

    suppose its good for people wanting a set it and forget it type of protection.

    STAY THE F*** AWAY FROM THIS!!!

    especially vista users, didnt even get through 30% of the tune up and my screen BSOD and vista would not boot, corrupt or missing registry file, well done ROLLBACK RX !!!! :D

    will not be re-installing it, didnt even get a chance to test its detection and removal, either the software is seriously bugged, or just plain doesnt work on vista, irony at its max, microsoft make the damn thing.

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    now using the technology preview from F-SECURE (IS 2007 but for vista), see how that goes :)
     
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  9. midway40

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    Is the beta for FSIS or FSAV? When I applied for the beta it was only for FSAV. If it is the suite I will try it.

    EDIT: N/M, I found it and will install it tonight.
     
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