Live OneCare vs AVG ?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by Amanda, Jan 30, 2008.

  1. Since how well it does its job is so much less important to you
    than how easy it is to use, why not just recommend no security
    software at all?
    FromTheRafters, Dec 1, 2008
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  2. On Sun, 30 Nov 2008 22:16:01 -0800, Luke Savage <Luke

    In my view, OneCare was never particularly good, and there are several
    much better choices. And since Microsoft has announced their plans to
    discontinue OneCare, I recommend against it.
    Ken Blake, MVP, Dec 1, 2008
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  3. Amanda

    Jim Guest

    On Sun, 30 Nov 2008 22:16:01 -0800, Luke Savage <Luke
    I have the free Avast a/v ; it gives audio and visual warning of any
    nasties .
    Jim, Dec 1, 2008
  4. I've never felt comfortable with OneCare and for that reason would never
    recommend it, even though I beta tested it. Fortunately, it looks as if
    Microsoft have seen sense and have decided to drop OneCare altogether.


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    Windows Desktop Experience


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    Milo Guest

    Well since OC 2.5 is about to end anyways - and well AVG ( False Alarm /
    False Positive detection occurred in 2 months ) can you have any other
    options like say other AV there is Trend Micro and Mcafee and others...
    well I wouldn’t mention the one that charge 90bucks just for a support
    Milo, Dec 2, 2008
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    Gordon Guest

    Not for me. I tried it and it told me my system was at risk because I hid
    some hardware updates......
    Gordon, Dec 5, 2008
  7. Amanda

    StephenB Guest

    You're welcome to dislike OneCare since it is far from perfect *and* security
    suites are very much personal preference based on experiences, etc.
    The handling of Automatic Update monitoring with the simplistic requirement for
    "download" and install immediate or at a specified time being the only valid
    choices to be in good status is also a reason to complain about OneCare, but you
    were *never* at risk for hiding hardware updates. If, however, the updates were
    offered incrrectly by WU as Important or Critical, OneCare would have advised
    that updates were missing. And, that is assuming that AU was set to one of the
    required choices. Had you configured AU to any other setting, OneCare would make
    the status "at risk" without even knowing what updates were available for the
    StephenB, Dec 5, 2008
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