Microsoft’s Digital Security Service – Do you need Symantec, TrendMicro or McAfee anymore?

Microsoft has detailed pricing and availability for OneCare Live, a security Relevant Products/Services from service that is designed to bring antivirus, antispyware, and backup capabilities into one constantly updating online package.
Announced last spring, OneCare Live has been available as a free beta since November 2005. This week, Microsoft set pricing for the service at $49.95 per year, an annual subscription fee that will cover up to three PCs.
News Factor continues and writes OneCare, which officially will be available in June, was developed after research at Microsoft showed that most people’s computers are insufficiently protected from malicious threats because they find the protection process confusing and frustrating. Microsoft also found that consumers were concerned with a lack of regular backup maintenance.
In addition to backups, OneCare will provide a “just take care of it for me” service that includes antivirus software, firewall protection, automatic security updates, and spyware-fighting capabilities.


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