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Old April 26th, 2006, 10:44 PM
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Is Windows Live OneCare worth it?

I beta tested Windows Live OneCare, and qualify for their $20 pricing for up to three computers. I found it OK, but I've seen better suites. The $20 price tag is tempting, though, and I need some sort of AV at least. I guess the backup/tune-up features are a bonus, but I could find free software (not one package, though) that does the same thing.

So, any other opinions? The deal ends April 30th.
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Old April 26th, 2006, 10:55 PM
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thats up to you. You have been testing it, you know what it does, does it fit your needs? Is it any better than whats out there?

Personally, I find it hard to purchase a security feature from microsoft to protect their operating system. IMO, their operating system should already be secured from nasties.

Its like purchasing a car and then find out you have to pay a yearly fee just to lock the car.
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Old April 26th, 2006, 11:05 PM
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thats up to you. You have been testing it, you know what it does, does it fit your needs? Is it any better than whats out there?
I know, I was asking for other opinions. I didn't really see any lab testing results, though. It does fit my needs, because I'm behind a hardware firewall, so the firewall doesn't need to be perfect, I don't really get malware... I'm not sure it's better than what exists; it has some unique features, but misses others. Although, it's only $20 for 3 PCs, and the only thing that beats that is a free AV like AVG, Avast! and AntiVir, which I admit aren't as good as OneCare.

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Personally, I find it hard to purchase a security feature from microsoft to protect their operating system. IMO, their operating system should already be secured from nasties.
Yeah, I've heard that a lot. Either that, or they should include it for free with the OS since it's already $100 for an upgrade.

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Its like purchasing a car and then find out you have to pay a yearly fee just to lock the car.
True, but MS gets away with it.
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Old April 26th, 2006, 11:06 PM
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If were going to use cars as an example I think a $20 maintance fee is resonable for something you know your going to need sooner or later.
But then again I think $40 for Nod32 is well underpriced for what it keeps out of my computer, least ways the places,not porn, I like to surf and things I like to try out.
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