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Chart: Comparing PC care packages

Here is a comparison of Microsoft's Windows Live OneCare and upcoming products from Symantec and McAfee.

PC care packages side by side

A comparison of the features in Microsoft's Windows Live OneCare and in upcoming products from Symantec and McAfee.

 Windows Live OneCareNorton 360McAfee PC Protection Plus*
AntivirusYesYesYes
Anti-spywareYesYesYes
FirewallYesYesYes
BackupYes, to CDs, DVDs and external hard drivesYes, to CDs, DVDs, external hard drives and an online backup service. Has not provided details on networked drive supportYes, to CDs, DVDs, external hard drives, and networked hard drives. McAfee is testing an online backup service
PC health and tune-upYes, hard-drive defrag. Deletes unnecessary files and checks on security updatesYes, but no feature details available yetYes, hard-drive defrag. Deletes unnecessary files
AntiphishingNoYesNo
Spam filteringNoNoNo
ID theft protectionNoYesNo
Safe Web searchingNoNoYes, McAfee has integrated SiteAdvisor
Automatic updatesYesYesYes
SupportOffers e-mail, chat and phone support at no extra costOffers at least e-mail and online chat supportOffers e-mail and online chat support, charges for phone support
AvailabilityNow in the U.S., other markets in the coming 12 monthsWorldwide by end of March 2007Worldwide, released in August
Pricing$49.95 for up to three PCs per yearNot yet announcedPer year: $49.99 (one PC) $69.99 (three PCs)

* McAfee PC Protection Plus is the version of McAfee's "Falcon"-based products that it says competes with OneCare. Two more comprehensive versions are available, as well as one more basic version.

Source: CNET News.com research