My landlady's daughter got Rogers/Yahoo at her home. I had previously spent 40 hours cleaning up the used Win ME she got including installing the full slate of recommended programs common here (Spybot et al..)plus a wired router etc. Was actually working a treat (amazing for ME).
After trying to install the Yahoo suite from CD ISP gave her, she couldn't get it to work at all. Unbeknownst to her, Spybot etc. were preventing the install of adware/toolbars etc from disc!
Embarrassed, she spent hours w/ ISP tech service. Upshot, is they talked her into reformatting machine, discarding the 1 week old router & putting in their disc giving her the Yahoo online security programs!
It worked....for about 2 weeks! Started slowing down, hanging etc. Finally, with machine barely crawling & her ISP mail account so constantly filled with SPAM, she gave up!! Had to get new e-mail account and reformatted machine again which she then gave to her kids to play games on without ever connecting it to the cable/web again!
She has just gone out & bought a Vista premium machine & is about to use install CD.... need I continue?? Not my problem now.
Personally, I'm no fan of "One Care" for my home uses ... but at a business office..choices may be more limited. Good Luck! Now...
back to my cave! LOL!
the debate is whether to use the AT&T protection suite or to uninstall it and use the windows live one care. i only know enough to know you cannot have both. the AT&T comes for free with the dsl service at home and work. i have the AT&T at home and have no issues SO FAR. at work, and the boss wants the live one at work, however,every time the comp is on you get the "conflict message" and no one is allowed to "fix it". the point here is i can't get a real idea of how well the live one works. both run XP sp2. the real question is- i also have a new laptop w/ vista and and a kid's desktop w/ XP sp2(they both are a blank slate at the moment) and i would like to know which security software to install on each one. same, different,what????