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    Windows live one care

    Has anyone had any experience with this new anti virus/firewall/spiware program from microsoft...It's cheaper than the other programs from mcafee and norton, and I know they are trying to get a market share by doing so, but how good is it really compared to it's professional competors out there....does anyone know or have read anything from the experts on this software? thanks, John

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    Re: Windows live one care

    Hi John,

    I don't use it so I can't say anything about it except I did see it for sale on the shelf in our local store a few days ago. Here is a little discussion starting with <post#=569,747>post 569,747</post#>. Hopefully there will be a bit more feedback for you as the Loungers read the threads! <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    Added: I've found another thread starting with <post:=555,591>post 555,591</post:> with a tiny bit of information. Not much but every little bit helps, eh? <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>


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    Re: Windows live one care

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by jscher2000 on 02-Sep-06 11:07. )</P>Here are some reviews:

    PC Magazine: Windows Live OneCare June 2006
    (Click the Security Software heading to see PC Magazine's other reviews. Their current favorite is ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite 6.5.)

    CNET: Windows Live OneCare Reviews May 2006
    (On CNET, which is a sister site to PC Magazine, I think, all being part of the ZDNet empire, the editors' second-favorite appears to be Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security 2006, which is more popular in user reviews than the editors' favorite ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite 6.5.)

    Techweb has a review here: Review: Windows Live OneCare Protects Your PC -- Almost and compares McAfee's new subscription service, in beta, here: Review: McAfee Total Protection Beta Takes On Windows Live OneCare.

    Amazon.com Reader Reviews: http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Windows-On...s/dp/B000FA36WY

    Hope this helps!
    <hr>Added: In a routine occurrence, Fry's Electronics/Outpost.com is offering several of the popular security suites "free after rebate" again this weekend.

    Through Tuesday, Sept. 5th, the following are on sale:
    ZoneAlarm Security Suite -- $60, $30 mail-in rebate, $30 upgrade rebate (from ZoneAlarm, McAfee, Norton)
    PC-cillin Internet Security 2006 -- $45, $20 mail-in rebate, $25 upgrade rebate (from PC-cillin, McAfee, Norton)
    CA (eTrust) Internet Security 2006 -- $50, $50 mail-in rebate

    (Last week, F-Secure Internet Security 2006 was free after rebate, but not this week...)<hr>

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    Re: Windows live one care

    Thank you to both of you for your assistance. After ready your replys and going to the links that you suppied and read up on Windows Live, it took it back and got my money back and purchased another well known brand to install. thanks for saving me some headaches...John

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    Re: Windows live one care

    This weekend's "free after rebate" security suite sales at Fry's Electronics / Outpost.com (through Tuesday):

    F-Secure Internet Security 2006 -- $35, $35 mail-in rebate
    Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0 -- $60, $35 mail-in rebate, $25 upgrade rebate (from unnamed "competitors")
    PC-cillin Internet Security 2006 3 user pack -- $55, $30 mail-in rebate, $25 upgrade rebate (from PC-cillin, Norton, or McAfee)

    Whether these deals are to capture the "back to school" new computer market, or to clear inventory in advance of the 2007 versions, I don't know. But they do provide an opportunity to obtain some reputable products at minimal cost.

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    Re: Windows live one care

    "to clear inventory in advance of the 2007 versions"
    Or to clear them for the Vista ready version <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Windows live one care

    Slim pickings in this weekend's "free after rebate" security suite sales at Fry's Electronics / Outpost.com (through Tuesday 9/19):

    McAfee Internet Security Suite 2007 -- $60, $30.00 Mail in Rebate, $30.00 Upgrade Rebate (from McAfee or Norton)

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