PC care packages side by side
A comparision of the features in Microsoft's Windows Live OneCare and in upcoming products from Symantec and McAfee.
|Windows Live OneCare||Norton 360||McAfee PC Protection Plus*|
|Backup||Yes, to CDs, DVDs and external hard drives||Yes, to CDs, DVDs, external hard drives and an online backup service. Has not provided details on networked drive support||Yes, to CDs, DVDs, external hard drives, and networked hard drives. McAfee plans to test an online backup service this summer|
|PC health and tune up||Yes, hard-drive defrag. Deletes unnecessary files and checks on security updates||Yes, but no feature details available yet||Yes, hard-drive defrag. Deletes unnecessary files|
|Antiphishing and spam filtering||No||Yes||Yes|
|ID theft protection||No||Yes||No|
|Safe Web searching||No||No||Yes, McAfee has integrated SiteAdvisor|
|Support||Offers e-mail, chat and phone support at no extra cost||Offers at least e-mail and online chat support||Not known|
|Availability||Now in the U.S., other markets in the coming 12 months||Worldwide by end of March 2007||Worldwide, sometime this summer|
|Pricing||$49.95 for up to three PCs per year||Not yet announced||Not yet announced|
* McAfee PC Protection Plus is the version of McAfee's "Falcon"-based products that it says competes with OneCare. Two more comprehensive versions will be available, as well as one more basic version.
Source: CNET News.com research