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Windows Live Safety Center?

by Edward ODaniel / November 18, 2005 11:46 PM PST

Haven't seen this mentioned here so some of you might consider giving it a try.

It is still in BETA and is an on-demand service that gives you free PC health and security scans, but it does not offer the continuous protection, monitoring, and automated tune-up features that Windows OneCare does.


PS - Windows OneCare is about ready for public beta and if anyone is interested in being in the public beta you can request being in it at this link -

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Windows OneCare Live Beta
by William Randall / November 19, 2005 1:47 AM PST

I've had the Windows OneCare Live Beta CDs for some time but refused to install as they require one to remove on board anti-virus and firewall (Zone Alarm in my case).

Thanks for the other link.

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Edward.. Donna mentioned it...
by Carol~ Moderator / November 19, 2005 3:12 AM PST
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Neat tool...
by glenn30 / November 19, 2005 5:57 AM PST

Ran Windows Live Safety Center and found nothing other than some temporary files, etc. (19Mb) that were removed.

No problem running scan with AVG and ZoneAlarm active.



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Say again
by William Randall / December 8, 2005 4:34 AM PST
In reply to: Neat tool...

Was this an "online" scan", or from your installation of the Windows OneCare Live (WOCL) Beta CD which I received some time ago and decided NOT to install due to the on-screen prompt that "on-board" anit-virus AND firewall" MUST be UNINSTALLED PRIOR to install of WOCL???

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Online scan!
by glenn30 / December 8, 2005 5:10 AM PST
In reply to: Say again

It was "Windows Live Safety Center" with both firewall and anti-virus active. Know nothing about Windows OneCare Live.


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