windows live onecare to end in June 09

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  1. ashishtx

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    hmm maybe this is part of microsoft live services?
    it seems with windows 7 microsoft is taking most programs preinstalled on vista and instead having the programs as optional downloads using windows live installer. such as mail,messenger,movie maker.
    maybe microsoft will leave windows defender out of windows 7 and have this as an optional application instead?

    or maybe windows defender installed as default. but if you want AV as well you just download this new program to replace it as an optional download from windows live installer?

    free for who thou? home users only?
    cant see enterprises ditching there 5 year contracts with antivirus companie to use a free one from MS. I also cannot see microsoft giving this away free to companies.
     
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    ROFL
    Has it ever been useful? :D

    thanks for the link
     
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    I think it will be free only for home users and the article says about backup and admin console which indicates there will be free as well as paid version.
    I beta tested onecare when it came out in 2005 but eventually gave up because there were no revolutionary functions in it.
     
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    Microsoft Announces Plans for No-Cost Consumer Security Offering

    http://www.microsoft.com/Presspass/press/2008/nov08/11-18NoCostSecurityPR.mspx
     
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    Does it mean the demise of AV companies?
     
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    Dunno, but it definitely means the rise in lawsuits... :D
     
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    Unless they bundle it with Windows 7 then there will be nothing to sue over. People have a choice to download which A/V product they like.
     
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    Relax they are still aiming for 2009 for the release, so its not immediate.
    And no it will not be bundled, its more of an upgrade to the free Onecare Live already available.


    http://www.microsoft.com/Presspass/press/2008/nov08/11-18NoCostSecurityPR.mspx
     
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    I am wondering if microsoft will actually keep it up to date with the latest defintions against the "nasties" like so many of the other antivirus programs do now (free versions included).

    I am also wondering if Microsoft will phase out Windows Defender in lew of this one.

    If Microsoft does it as a stand all one and not bundle it with windows 7 then i cannot see a problem with infringement issues. Anyone has the right to built an antivirus/malware program and you have the right to decide which one you want to put on your system.

    robin
     
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    When I was in the WLOC Perpetual Beta, a moderator over on the WLOC PB Connect newsgroup kept hinting at "big changes" coming to OC. I wasn't expecting this though.
     
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    Integrating one care into future versions of windows is a great idea. Considering the amount of malware written every day for windows, and considering that purchasing antivirus software is a must for (almost) everyone, having a malware protection is important.
     
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    if you get the option to remove it i got no problem with it..i mean yea ppl like my sister,grandma and many others will definately benefit from a such thing(me not cleaning for them as well) :p
     
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    will it be comparable to the other top av's? eset, avira, avg, avast, kas, norton.......?
    is it comparable now?
    i've had windows defender since it came out and never heard a peep from it.
     
  16. chris2busy

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    ATM it is not.nor it will be in the near future but it is truly light and from what i've heard got good support..
    for newer results plz visit av-coparatives
     
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    My av subscription will be up about then and I will be giving it a try. Who knows it might just be good;)
     
  18. Mrkvonic

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    I just wonder how they come up with these names - zune, morro, onecare ...
    Mrk
     
  19. vijayind

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    They hired a pro for this ... Jerry Seinfeld :D
     
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