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Windows Live OneCare

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.

By February 26, 2007

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Microsoft fixes hole in its antivirus engine

Vulnerability is addressed in update for Microsoft Malware Protection Engine, an update that'll be automatically applied to most systems.

By February 24, 2011


How Live OneCare changed the antivirus landscape

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.

By November 19, 2008


Microsoft releases free Security Essentials 2.0

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.

By December 17, 2010


Making sense of Microsoft's subscription Office plan

Is Office 365 cheaper or more expensive than Google Apps? It turns out it all depends on which version you buy.

By October 19, 2010


Google Goggles vs. itself on iPhone, Android

Google's Goggles recently made its way to iPhone users, letting them snap a photo of something to start a Google search. But is it better than the Android version that came before it? We find out.

By October 13, 2010


Protect your PC with Windows Live OneCare 2.0, free after rebate

You can get Microsoft's robust Windows security suite free from Amazon (after a $30 mail-in rebate).

By May 6, 2008


OneCare upgrade brings headaches

Recent changes to the security software for Windows Live has online forums buzzing with complaints from users--including onetime fans.

By January 11, 2008


Windows Live OneCare 2.0 released

Microsoft improves its all-in-one security offering with online photo backup and better network admin capabilities.

By November 15, 2007


Microsoft cuts 800 more jobs

The latest workers to have their jobs eliminated are being notified Wednesday, in what Microsoft said completes personnel reductions announced earlier this year.

By November 4, 2009