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  • Question


    I would like to put a parental control timer on my pc but I don't think that Windows OneCare has this function, can i use other software like


    Time Boss http://www.nicekit.com/parental-control-software.htm


    or SentryPC http://www.sentrypc.com/sentrypc.htm


    or will theses interfere with the running OneCare?


    Or do you have any other suggestions?





    Tuesday, January 29, 2008 9:47 AM


All replies

  • Hello Martin, those programs should not conflict with One Care. You might also take a look at Windows Live One Care Family Safety - http://get.live.com/familysafety/overview


    Tuesday, January 29, 2008 1:50 PM
  • I intend to continue to use third-party antivirus software on my computer with a new DSL Windows Live connection. As a result I don't want OneCare for antivirus protection but I would like to use One Care Family Safety.


    Is Family Safety separate from the rest of OneCare? Or can it be installed and/or activated separately from the rest of OneCare?




    Wednesday, January 30, 2008 4:06 PM
  • Hello Martin, One care Family Safety is a separate program and can be used with the security software of your choice.


    Wednesday, January 30, 2008 4:17 PM
  • Hi Again,


    Sorry for the delay.


    I will have a look at the link.


    Thanks all for the info.



    Thursday, January 31, 2008 12:16 PM
  • You said Family safety can be used with the security software of your choice but I have discovered that it cannot be used with the Vista version of Norton Internet Security 2009. This was confirmed by Symantec through an online chat with their help desk.

    Saturday, February 7, 2009 2:40 AM
  • Jim's answer was that you can choose what other security software to use. He didn't state that all security software would work with the OneCare Family Safety software. Apparently, Norton has a conflict with it and there may well be others.
    Microsoft MVP Windows Live / Windows Live OneCare & Live Mesh Forum Moderator
    Monday, February 9, 2009 6:05 PM