MS Live OneCare at bottom of list of AVs?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by Joe, Jun 3, 2007.

  1. Joe

    Joe Guest

    The latest PC Magazine give a comparison of AV programs and of the 17
    programs, MS's Live OneCare was at the bottom. Is it really that bad? At
    least I could install in on my Vista box- I couldn't install McAfee.
    Joe, Jun 3, 2007
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  2. Joe

    Malke Guest

    Yes, it is that bad. But so is McAfee and so is Norton. Recommended
    antiviruses for Vista are NOD32, Kaspersky, and Avast (free).

    Malke, Jun 3, 2007
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  3. Joe

    StephenB Guest

    I don't know the details of the testing performed for the PC Magazine article,
    but I can tell you that no a/v product is perfect. OneCare does a decent job of
    providing protection, but there have been reports of threats being missed.
    Depending on your computing practices, OneCare could be a viable solution for
    you. The Microsoft Anti-malware team is responsible for the a/v signature
    definitions for OneCare, Defender, and Forefront Security. I am hopeful that
    they improve their detection rates so that future comparisons put OneCare at or
    near the top of the list, but it isn't there today.
    StephenB, Jun 3, 2007
  4. Joe

    Kevin Young Guest

    Everyone seems to slam Norton and some of their past Internet Suites likely
    deserve that but I'm running Norton 360 on three installations of Vista and
    extremely happy with it.
    Kevin Young, Jun 3, 2007
  5. You should be careful.. Symantec might decide to get their happiest clients
    stuffed and then put on display..


    Mike Hall
    MS MVP Windows Shell/User
    Mike Hall - MVP, Jun 4, 2007
  6. I used NOD32's trial... Then got 360 and computer works the same way
    exactly - no slowdowns... I definitely wouldn't trade it for Kaspersky.


    «Kono kuni wa mada, hontô no hero wo shiranai»

    Jonathan M. \TacticalSniper\ Boyko, Jun 4, 2007
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