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Windows Live OneCare to be Replaced with Free Anti-Virus Solution



Windows-Live-OneCare-1-5-Available-for-Download-2 This original story from PCWorld is from November 2008, but I don’t see a posting for it here on GBM and I know a number of readers here use Windows Live OneCare as an anti-virus solution. Turns out Microsoft is going to be ending retail sales Windows Live OneCare this summer in favor of a new and free anti-virus solution. The code name for the new solution is ““Morro.”

The new package is scheduled to ship at the end of the year (which sounds like it is possibly in line with Windows 7). It supposedly will use less system resources (and have fewer features) than OneCare. The backup and systems management portions of OneCare will be jettisoned. According to the article Microsoft will continue to support those who subscribed to OneCare through the end of their subscriptions.

Via The Unauthorized Microsoft Weblog



  1. GoodThings2Life

    03/10/2009 at 8:23 pm

    Not surprisingly, I’m a OneCare user and have been since it entered beta for 1.0 several years back now. It has been a really decent, unobtrusive security client for me and my family members, so I’m just hopeful that the replacement will maintain that. Of course, one can’t really argue with free as long as it is, in fact, usable and isn’t bundled with Windows to avoid any legal issues. :)

  2. vickey butler

    03/11/2009 at 1:26 pm

    goimg slow due to virus

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