The Windows Live OneCare safety scanner is now available around the world, Microsoft said in a statement Monday. The online scanner removes viruses and spyware, rids a hard drive of clutter, and runs defragmentation.
The international launch is a precursor to a broader release of Windows Live OneCare. Beta versions of theare scheduled to be available by year's end in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, and the U.K., Microsoft said.
OneCare wasand landed the . The product combines antivirus, anti-spyware and firewall software with backup features and several tune-up tools for Windows PCs. Symantec and McAfee have both announced .
Microsoft has brought more than a dozen new products into its, which it plans to . Through the services, Microsoft hopes to understand better who uses its online services and how they use them, as it faces rising competition from .