Barney's Blog

Blog archive

Malware To Gain Free, New Enemy; OneCare on Borrowed Time

If you're bombarded with malware -- and I've gotten an earful about scareware from many faithful Redmond Report readers -- free help from Microsoft is on the way.

Excited? Sorry to bring you down, but the reality is this new free help won't arrive for at least a year.

I have no clue why Microsoft announced this so far in advance. Viruses and other rogue code scum are a problem now! What should we do with this information -- not use Trend Micro HouseCall (which I love) or defer re-subscribing to McAfee or Symantec?

The good news is that it seems Microsoft will get rid of its problem-plagued Live OneCare, a direct but less effective competitor to solid partners like Trend, Symantec, McAfee, Sunbelt and others.

Posted by Doug Barney on November 20, 2008 at 11:52 AM


Featured

  • 2021 Microsoft Conference Calendar: For Partners, IT Pros and Developers

    Here's your guide to all the IT training sessions, partner meet-ups and annual Microsoft conferences you won't want to miss.

  • Microsoft Announces Milestones for 'Perpetual' Office Products

    Office 2021 for Windows, commonly thought of as the retail "boxed" product, will reach general availability on Oct. 5, the same day as Windows 11.

  • The Case for Windows 11 Will Be Made with Security and Telemetry

    Steering a Windows 11 move will be rough without measuring the gains or losses along the way, so says Cambridge, Mass.-based Microsoft partner Aternity.

  • The 2021 Microsoft Product Roadmap

    From Windows 10X to the next generation of Microsoft's application server products, here are the product milestones coming down the pipeline in 2021.