Windows Live OneCare doesn't provide as many unique features and often repackages tools already available for free within the Windows operating system. For $30 more, it's well worth investing in the solutions from McAfee or Symantec, and we give the final nod to Norton 360 which ensures the best protection and performance tools for your money.
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Although it's not dominant, Microsoft has forced traditional antivirus vendors to make changes. With a free offering due next year, it may do so again.
Get a first look at Windows Live OneCare, one of the first of many managed online security services to debut this year.
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You can get Microsoft's robust Windows security suite free from Amazon (after a $30 mail-in rebate).
Recent changes to the security software for Windows Live has online forums buzzing with complaints from users--including onetime fans.
Microsoft improves its all-in-one security offering with online photo backup and better network admin capabilities.
Microsoft's OneCare fails to impress, but McAfee, Symantec and others respond. Also, Vista plays hide-and-seek with hackers, a limited Microsoft firewall and Firefox patches.
Home networking tools are added to the service.
Two different antivirus tests of Microsoft Windows Live OneCare from one testing site yield different results.