OneCare being phased out

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http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2008/nov08/11-18NoCostSecurityPR.mspx

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Windows Live OneCare, one of the first all-in-one suites to be launched in the
consumer
market, includes a number of non-security features, such as printer sharing and
automated
PC tune-up. By shifting to focus on the core anti-malware features that most
consumers
still don’t keep up to date, “Morro” will be able to provide the essential
protections
that consumers need without overusing system resources, and will help more
consumers have
better protection against online threats.
“Because uptake of standard anti-malware is low around the world, particularly in
developing nations, the availability of basic protection for anyone who wants it
is all
the more important,” said Roger Kay, founder and president of Endpoint
Technologies
Associates. “By offering such basic protection at no charge to the consumer,
Microsoft is
promoting a safer environment for PCs, service providers and e-commerce itself,
since it
is through unprotected PCs that the worst threats are introduced to the system
as a
 whole.”

“Morro” will be available as a stand-alone download and offer malware protection
for the
Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating systems. When used in
conjunction with
the ongoing security and privacy enhancements of Windows and Internet Explorer,
this new
solution will offer consumers a robust, no-cost security solution to help
protect against
the majority of online threats.

Windows Live OneCare will continue to be sold for Windows XP and Windows Vista
at retail
through June 30, 2009. Direct sales of OneCare will be gradually phased out when
“Morro”
becomes available. Regardless of their method of purchase, Microsoft will ensure
that all
current customers remain protected through the life of their subscriptions.

More information is available on the Windows Live OneCare Team Blog at
http://windowsonecare.spaces.live.com.

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Re: OneCare being phased out

David H. Lipman wrote:

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Translation:  If you use our products, you will get morro and morro
viruses, trojans, and other malware...

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   -Could. Not. Resist.

Re: OneCare being phased out


| David H. Lipman wrote:

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| Translation:  If you use our products, you will get morro and morro
| viruses, trojans, and other malware...

ROFLOL

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Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp



Re: OneCare being phased out

On Tue, 18 Nov 2008 17:29:46 -0500, David H. Lipman wrote:

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"...the company also announced today that it will discontinue retail sales
of its Windows Live OneCare subscription service effective June 30, 2009."

Hooray for the program engineers!

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