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Microsoft Windows OneCare Live launches in June for an annual fee of $49.95

Microsoft plans to jump in feet first with its first foray into the software antivirus market. The company's subscription-based Windows OneCare Live software will launch in June of this year

Over 20,000 beta testers have been putting the software through the ringer since November of last year. They have provided much needed input for the security suite which offers antivirus and spyware protection, an integrated firewall, backup utilities and performance tuning software.

Microsoft's established competitors aren't sitting idle while the Redmond-based company enters the a market which is expected to top $6 billion by 2008:

Last week, Symantec's CEO John Thompson said the company would make investments to fend off Microsoft and any other potential competitors.

Symantec, the world's biggest security software company, said it plans to offer its own all-in-one subscription-based software product code-named "Genesis" that it expects to introduce later this year.

Microsoft Windows OneCare Live will have a price tag of $49.95 annually for use on up to three machines.

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RE: That will be the day...
By ncage on 2/7/2006 10:28:02 PM , Rating: 2
If your stupid enough to click on some stuff in emails ecct ya. Your statement makes NO sense at all. No matter what OS you have you should have a virus checker. It doesn't matter if you have unix/linux/os2/windows you need a good virus checker. Im not saying windows in the past hasn't helped virus writers make easy viruses. No matter how careful you are in writing software there always be viruses especially with the complexity of software skyrocketing. I will wait till the reviews come out if its a good product then i will subscribe to it. Their anti-spyware app is pretty good so far. Its not as good as webroot spy sweeper but its still pretty darn good.

Ive seen security holes in just about everything that has nothing to deal with windows or microsoft. Oracle DB, MySQL, Linux, apache..the list goes on and on and on

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