Trustworthy Microsoft Windows Live Onecare ! (Mocking)

I’ve been recently using Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) for few months now, which is a Microsoft made Anti-Virus, spyware and malware protection software.

If you are running Windows Vista,  installing MSE will automatically disable Windows Defender, the later known with its DSC (doesn’t catch shit) technology, as MSE gives more protection because of its Anti-Virus Engine that Windows Defender doesn’t have.

One question came to my mind, what the hell happened with Microsoft Windows Live Onecare ?

guess what ? it’s been discontinued !

Microsoft Press said (while it Announced Plans for No-Cost Consumer Security Offering):

“Code-named “Morro,” this streamlined solution will be available in the second half of 2009 and will provide comprehensive protection from malware including viruses, spyware, rootkits and trojans. This new solution, to be offered at no charge to consumers, will be architected for a smaller footprint that will use fewer computing resources, making it ideal for low-bandwidth scenarios or less powerful PCs. As part of Microsoft’s move to focus on this simplified offering, the company also announced today that it will discontinue retail sales of its Windows Live OneCare subscription service effective June 30, 2009.”

Windows Live™ OneCare® End of Sale Guidance Page

Is for those Pity who already spent their money on a non working product, i used Windows Live Onecare back in 2007, and after getting infected with W32.licum (thanks to limewire) Onecare didn’t help, i uninstalled it immediately and reported back to Microsoft that Onecare is trash (Engine & Virus Definition DB)

The page already answers this question:


Microsoft announced that it plans to begin offering Microsoft® Security Essentials, a new security anti-malware solution, to consumers in the second half of 2009. The anti-malware solution will provide comprehensive anti-malware protection from threats including viruses, spyware, rootkits, Trojans, and other emerging threats in a single lightweight anti-malware solution. In concert with the ongoing improvements in internet security offered by Windows Vista®, the forthcoming Windows® 7, and Internet Explorer® 8, Microsoft believes that this no-cost service will offer the essential security that consumers need. And by making this available at no charge, we hope to be able to help the estimated 60% of consumers who still do not have up-to-date antimalware protection.

If you would like to try Microsoft Security Essentials, it is available in select markets at:

For those who bought Windows Live OneCare ..

I Pitty The Fool !


Posted on December 8, 2009, in Computers. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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