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.
Vulnerability is addressed in update for Microsoft Malware Protection Engine, an update that'll be automatically applied to most systems.
With an updated engine and closer integration with Windows Firewall, the latest version of Microsoft's free anti-malware software is out of beta status.
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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.
Home networking tools are added to the service.