November 30, 2005
Microsoft's OneCare Goes Live
By Gregg Keizer
Microsoft late Tuesday opened its OneCare Live security subscription service to broad beta testing, another step toward competing in the consumer anti-virus market dominated by long-time partners such as Symantec, McAfee, and TrendMicro.
OneCare...provides a personal firewall, anti-virus scanning, general PC tune-ups, and data backup tools...The OneCare beta can be downloaded from the Windows Live Ideas site; it requires Windows XP SP2. Like most consumer security software, OneCare will demand that existing security products, such as Symantec's Norton Internet Security and McAfee Internet Security Suite, be uninstalled before it's added to the system.