The new version of Windows Live OneCare is being made available today, running on both 32- and 64-bit Windows Vista systems (32-bit Windows XP SP2 is also supported).
We built OneCare because we know that most homes have more than a single computer (surely not news to you if you're a reader of this blog), with PC security and maintenance being needs consistently expressed by both home users and small business owners. A lot of these customers run PCs without basic anti-virus and anti-spyware protection, and even fewer perform performance-enhancing tasks such as disk defragmentation and regular system back-ups. Furthermore, the plethora of digital photos stored on PCs means that more and more people are trusting their systems to archive digital memories, but given the general consumer's lack of understanding of archival software, doing so becomes a risky proposition indeed. And, when you factor in the prevalence of wireless networks in use in homes and small-businesses, you quickly get the picture that there is a lot of data at risk out there and customers are ill-prepared to take the necessary precautions to ensure it.
It's not a question of being lazy, but rather having the right tool for the job. That's where easy-to-use OneCare comes in. As a subscription service, all OneCare subscribers benefit from new updates as they are made available, including major releases such as this one.
The latest version of OneCare affords users these advantages:
- Home Network Management now further simplifies management of multi-PC environments, including support for printer sharing and one-click wireless network security implementation.
- Performance Plus enhancements consist of proactive system recommendations designed to improve the computing experience, as well as a monthly reporting regimen tallying the actions taken by OneCare in the last month plus recommended actions for all covered PCs.
- Back-up and Restore now enables central configuration and monitoring of back-ups for all covered PCs, with all data being archived to a central location.
A free 90 day trial of OneCare can be downloaded http://onecare.live.com/standard/en-us/default.htm
. For a year subscription and maintenance for up to 3 PCs, the cost is just $49.95 (USD)*.
to also read PressPass's Q&A with Windows Live OneCare Director Amy Barzdukas.
Stay tuned tomorrow for more information on receiving the new Windows Live OneCare release. http://windowsvistablog.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=491236