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  • Blog Post: What is Microsoft Security Essentials? What's happening to OneCare?

    Today Microsoft unveiled Microsoft Security Essentials , a no cost beta version of a new kind of hassle-free security software designed for people who don’t want to spend too much time thinking about computer security. Download the beta. Sales of Microsoft’s current antivirus software, Windows...
  • Blog Post: Get Microsoft Equipt—Security, Microsoft Office, and more, in one easy installation

    Microsoft Equipt is a new cross-category subscription service that helps you protect your home computer, get things done and stay in touch with friends and family. On one CD, you get the following software: · Windows Live One Care offers security features such as antivirus, antispyware, and tune ups...
  • Blog Post: What's new in Windows Live OneCare

    The newest version of Windows Live OneCare is now available to download , includes the following features and more: Antispyware protection Antivirus protection Online ID protection Firewall Backup and restore If you're part of a small business or you live in a house with more...
  • Blog Post: Windows Live OneCare FAQ – Part III

    In recent weeks readers have sent us the following questions about Windows Live OneCare. This is the third in the series. For more questions, see Windows Live OneCare FAQ Part I and Windows Live OneCare FAQ Part II. Q: I have both Windows Defender and OneCare and I run Windows Vista. Do I need...
  • Blog Post: Windows Live OneCare FAQ – Part II

    Q: Does OneCare include Software Explorer, like Windows Defender? A: No, the Software Explorer feature is not available with OneCare. OneCare does integrate the real-time antispyware capability from Windows Defender. This protects your computer against pop-ups, slow performance, and security...
  • Blog Post: Windows Live OneCare FAQ – Part I

    In recent weeks readers have sent us the following questions about Windows Live OneCare . We'll post a few of these questions every week for a few weeks. We hope these answers are helpful. Q: How do I know if I already have OneCare? A: If OneCare is running on your computer, you will see...
  • Blog Post: New Windows Live OneCare for home and small business networks

    Features designed to help manage multiple computers are included in the newest version of Windows Live OneCare , which Microsoft released late last year. These features make it easier to manage security on home networks and small business networks. Windows Live OneCare now supports up to three...
  • Blog Post: Does Windows Live OneCare include Windows Defender?

    A reader asks: Is Windows Defender built into Windows Live OneCare? Or do I have to download Windows Defender separately? Windows Defender is built into Windows Live OneCare . If you use Windows Live OneCare, you do not have to download Windows Defender. What is Windows Defender? ...
  • Blog Post: Test Windows Live OneCare Beta 2.0

    Windows Live OneCare Beta 2.0 is here. If you want to test the new version, we'd love your feedback. New features include support for using more than one computer in your home and sharing a printer. Plus, you'll get the antivirus protection and other safety and productivity features that...
  • Blog Post: What's the difference between spyware and a virus?

    A reader recently wrote us to say that Microsoft Windows Security Center was telling him that he had no antivirus software installed. He had finished his free trial of Microsoft Windows Live OneCare and removed it and then installed Microsoft Windows Defender, thinking it would protect his computer from...
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