OneCare Beta for Vista -- opinions?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by e, Mar 10, 2008.

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    e Guest

    I haven't had many difficulties - my Core2Duo Vista
    Business system runs fine and fast.

    But OneCare is tempting, and the Beta for Vista seems to
    be a comprehensive solution both to fix and prevent
    problems.

    If anyone's using it, comments?

    Thanks
     
    e, Mar 10, 2008
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  2. Windows OneCare works great with Windows Vista.
    It includes several features not found in other similar
    programs. You can try it FREE (fully functional) for 90 days!

    Windows OneCare:
    http://onecare.live.com/standard/en-us/default.htm

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    Carey Frisch
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Shell/User

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    :

    I haven't had many difficulties - my Core2Duo Vista
    Business system runs fine and fast.

    But OneCare is tempting, and the Beta for Vista seems to
    be a comprehensive solution both to fix and prevent
    problems.

    If anyone's using it, comments?

    Thanks
     
    Carey Frisch [MVP], Mar 10, 2008
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  3. OneCare always caused problems for me, especially when it came to updating
    the product itself. While I have beta tested the product it isn't something
    I would use myself on a production machine.

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    John Barnett MVP, Mar 10, 2008
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  4. I used it briefly during Vista RC2, as it was one of the only AV programs
    that worked with Vista before it was officially released. I was not
    impressed, but it seems to have got better since then, according to reviews.

    PCPro is the best UK mag, and this is their verdict:
    http://www.pcpro.co.uk/labs/160/security-suites/products.html

    ss.
     
    Synapse Syndrome, Mar 10, 2008
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    Rich T Guest

    One Care is not a very nice fit with the Vista interface - it duplicates and
    confuses other parts of the Vista interface - eg backup, firewall etc.

    One Care is designed to fit with the XP interface and it is a very good
    program on XP (once you work out how the hell you bu it if you don't live in
    the USA).
     
    Rich T, Mar 10, 2008
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    NoStop Guest

    **** People - ignore this guy - he's just a MS Fanboy ****

    Funny how everything from Microsoft is just super when it comes to Carey.
    Look up at a post by your MVP compatriot, John Barnett who says just the
    opposite. Maybe some MVPs have some integrity. Carey Frisch certainly
    doesn't.

    Cheers.
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    Frank, hard at work on his Vista computer all day:
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    NoStop, Mar 10, 2008
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    e Guest

    A BETA, and I'm expected to pay for it?

    I'll wait until it's released... there are apparently
    other options that are more highly rated.
     
    e, Mar 11, 2008
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    Dick Hurtz Guest

    The final version of One Care has been out for months. It's a good security
    suite, worth the money.
     
    Dick Hurtz, Mar 11, 2008
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    PNutts Guest

    One Care has previously rated very low in side-by-side protection tests. I
    would recommend an Internet search for third-party test results.
     
    PNutts, Mar 11, 2008
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    StephenB Guest

    It has been out of beta since November 2007 and released as version 2.0
    -steve
     
    StephenB, Mar 11, 2008
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    e Guest

    On the Microsoft website, the initial response was NOT
    COMPATIBLE WITH YOUR OPERATING SYSTEM, and I was led to
    a BETA installation for Vista.

    But since most people seem to think OneCare is less
    capable than other all-in-one projects, I'll look around.

    Thanks.
     
    e, Mar 11, 2008
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