"Joe" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>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.
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.
MVP Windows Live
Windows Live OneCare Forum Moderator