Keep your PC healthy

Determined to improve its security credibility, Microsoft is ready to go head-to-head with security firms such as Symantec, Zone Labs and McAffee with the launch of a new Beta security tool called Windows OneCare.

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By  Chris Fernando Published  May 16, 2005

Determined to improve its security credibility, Microsoft is ready to go head-to-head with security firms such as Symantec, Zone Labs and McAffee with the launch of a new Beta security tool called Windows OneCare. The firm’s OneCare software will be offered on a paid subscription basis and is aimed at blocking the viruses and spyware that can affect Windows based PCs. “Windows OneCare is the next major advance in our ongoing efforts to help keep consumers' Windows-based PCs 'healthy' in a way that's simple and as worry-free as possible for them,” said Ryan Hamlin, general manager (Technology Care and Safety Group) at Microsoft. “We're designing the service so it will continually update and evolve over time, helping to ensure that our customers will have the most complete and effective protection and safety services in place every time they turn on their PC.” Windows OneCare will enable the automated back-up of files by category on CD and DVD, along with the option to back-up all files on the system or only those that have changed since the last time the action was performed. If files are accidentally deleted or corrupted on the PC hard drive, the service will be able to restore saved versions or map them onto a PC. Using OneCare, users will also be able to automatically carry out periodic maintenance tasks such as disk cleanup, hard-drive defragmentation and file repair. Microsoft is currently offering a trial download of Windows OneCare for users in the U.S wanting to test the software. Check out www.microsoft.com/windows/onecare. Those seeking additional PC safety and security guidance should visit www.microsoft.com/athome/security/default.mspx.

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