Posted by: Lee | April 3, 2006

Windows Live Onecare

Anyone want a decent antivirus/firewall app which doesn’t make your system run like a dog?
Well let me introduce you to Microsoft’s Windows Live Onecare. It’s in Beta at the moment but it’s reached the final stretch and from the playing I’ve done with it seems rather effective. Its stong points are it’s simplicity, you just install it and off it goes. It ties in with another Microsoft product called Windows Defender, which is a freebie, to provide Antispyware protection. It’s also got a tune-up feature which automatically defrags your system drive and clears out temp files etc. All very useful.
The beta is free to use but eventually you will have to pay a subscription for the final version. UK pricing has yet to be announced. To get the beta head to the link below:
The Microsoft reporting guru Paul Thurrot has just posted a review of the software so if you want to do a bit of reading before taking the plunge, click below:

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