Free Antivirus, Free Spyware Removal tool – Windows Live OneCare

March 16, 2007 at 4:05 pm (Technology)

This is old news, but still appears to be widely “unreported” news. I have spent hours searching for a Free Antivirus for my home PC, couple of hours more to get a Free Spyware Removal tool.

ENTER: Windows Live Onecare safety scanner. (FREE)
Windows Live OneCare (Paid service, subscription based)

Windows Live OneCare safety scanner is a free Web-based service that gives you quick, on-demand PC health and security scans to help you diagnose and solve problems, but it does not proactively protect your PC against new virus infections.

And if you need a full fledged antivirus then you got Windows Live OneCare for $49/year. (Free Trial Version for 90 days)

Windows Live OneCare is subscription-based software that, once installed on your PC, runs continuously in the background and automatically updates itself. Windows Live OneCare offers persistent, always-on security features that generally don’t require any action on your part.

I was excited when Microsoft launched a Free Virus scanner and a Free spyware removal tool. It is of good value considering that is from from Microsoft can save you from all the time you wasted on trial versions and crappy free but limited editions.

But it is sad to see no traction around this ALL IN ONE and very useful tool for HOME users. Heck, how many of you know that the tool is actually FREE for first 90 days and FREE safety scanner for life?

Imagine Google launching a similar service? It would be declared as end-of-the-world for Symantec and McAfee and instant nirvana for the Google Fanboys! Jeeez!

Back to reality, the “not-so-popular” edition of Onecare safety scanner is available for FREE Windows XP and Windows Vista.
Windows Live Onecare

Safety Scan for Windows Vista

Hello, early adopter! Welcome to the Windows Live OneCare safety scanner test area. So you were the first kid on the block to download Windows Vista—now be the first one to try the Windows Vista beta edition of the Windows Live OneCare safety scanner.

I wish they make the real-time-scan and a Personal Firewall also FREE soon! Good bye AVG, good bye Zonealarm!



  1. FranciscoNET said,

    Well, if you think that we are going to lose free protection software compatibility on Windows vista because of the change that AVG and ZoneAlarm might not work in the future, there are other providers such as which I am sure will always continue to work under Windows Vista and best of all its Free and includes both, the anti virus and Firewall.

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