gel 16:29 25 Jan 2006

Has any one tried Microsofts ONE CARE LIVE.
Microsoft say
'Are you tired of spending time trying to protect and maintain your computer? Then Windows OneCare is for you. Windows OneCare is a comprehensive PC health service that helps protect and maintain your computer with antivirus, firewall, PC maintenance, and file backup and restore functionality. This new service is in beta testing, so sign up and try it out'.
click here
Has any one had a go.
On Windows associated forum folk asking how much the subscription is -and there appears no definite reply.
Any comments/

  Fingees 17:34 25 Jan 2006

If you go to

click here

Click on full service, and it will do it live for free. Its a new microsoft service.

It checks for virus, spyware etc, And whether or not you nead a defrag.

If you do, it offers to do it for you.

I use it regularly.

All the best.

  bluto1 18:52 25 Jan 2006

gel & Fingees, Is there any conflict with other A/V or spyware already installed?

  gel 20:36 25 Jan 2006

Thank you fingees for your comment but I would add the same thought as bluto 1
Is there any conflict with other A/V or spyware already installed?
Perhaps fingees would care to add his view on this please.
Thank you

  gel 20:43 25 Jan 2006

Addtional comment.
I should have added that I run various anti spyware progs each in turn on a daily basis including Microsofts Giant antispyware but I only use one antivirus Avast at present .
I have had no problems with this combination but would like to hear from bluto 1

  Fingees 22:04 25 Jan 2006

Never had any conflict, It does a really good check.

It probably recognises other checkers and acts accordingly

I normally run AVG

Occasionally run Norton.(with AVG switched off of course.}

also run adaware,ccleaner Norton firewall.
plus built in firewall on modem/router.

  bluto1 14:44 26 Jan 2006


I use Avast and numerous other spyware progs. My reason for asking about conflict is because I notice there is anti virus and a firewall included in the package. I`m not sure about firewalls but we should never have more than one A/V at a time. I`ve just checked my M/S security centre and I notice that I`ve got M/S firewall in addition to ZoneAlarm, so as there doesn`t appear to be any conflict I`ll leave them. As for Spyware, have as many as you like. I`m getting on fine with AdAward, Spybot, and Spyware Blaster although I sometimes import a different one to make sure My PC is OK.

  bluto1 14:47 26 Jan 2006

Gel and Fingees,
I forgot to add that if This new addition turns out to be a good one with updates as required I think it`ll be a good idea to have all the cleaners in one place, rather than from 4 or 5 sources. Cheers

  brigtoo 14:54 26 Jan 2006

tried to use full service, but it dont like firefox.

  gel 16:31 26 Jan 2006

I raised the matter of conflicts between progs with the microsoft forum.
My question was

' I am very interested in trying ONE CARE LIVE but I run Avast anti virus
and a few anti spy progs including Microsoft Antispyware (on a rotating basis)
Will ONE CARE LIVE conflict with my other progs if I give it a try?
Thank you'

I got the following comment

'Antivirus and firewall programs known to conflict with Windows OneCare
are Symantec products[Norton Antivirus,Norton SystemWorks or;Norton
Internet Security] as well as McAfee Internet Security Suite and Trend
Micro PC-cillin Internet Security 2005.I don't know whether Avast has
any problem with Windows OneCare.

During Setup, Windows OneCare checks for the programs listed above and
will notify you to uninstall any that are found.
Windows OneCare recommends that you uninstall any other antivirus and
firewall software (except for Windows default Firewall), before
beginning Windows OneCare installation.'

I hope it helps the discussion

  gel 16:37 26 Jan 2006

I too have MS firewall(which I thought was switched off-maybe it was switched back on again at MS last update) together with Zone control and both firewalls seem happy together

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