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Deactivating? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello all!
    Is it simle possible to deactivate the programm, perhaps to install a programm?
    Charlyms
    Wednesday, March 19, 2008 1:15 PM

Answers

  • Open OneCare, click Change Settings.

    There is a tab for virus and spyware protection with the option to turn it off and another tab for the firewall, which can also be disabled.

    Your status will go red - at risk until you turn the protection back on.

    -steve

     

    Wednesday, March 19, 2008 6:24 PM
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All replies

  • Open OneCare, click Change Settings.

    There is a tab for virus and spyware protection with the option to turn it off and another tab for the firewall, which can also be disabled.

    Your status will go red - at risk until you turn the protection back on.

    -steve

     

    Wednesday, March 19, 2008 6:24 PM
    Moderator
  • Thank´s!
    Klaus Lang
    Wednesday, March 19, 2008 8:17 PM
  • Is there any way to deactivate the tune up and backup features? One can extend the time between tuneup reminders to 4 weeks, but how about deactivating this feature alltogether?

    Tuesday, August 12, 2008 2:11 PM
  • You cannot disable Tune-up as this defeats the functionality of OneCare. You can, however, disable backup.

    Open OneCare

    Click Change Settings

    backup tab

    Click Configure Backup

    Click change settings in the lower left

    Make sure that the first screen for Centralized Backup has "No Centralized backup" selected

    Click your PC on the left.

    Uncheck the selection for "Turn on backup for this PC."

    Click Next and save the revised plan.

     

    If you only want virus and spyware protection and a firewall, you may want to seek an alternative to OneCare.

    -steve

    Tuesday, August 12, 2008 2:40 PM
    Moderator
  •  

    Sir,

       Thank you for your swift response. Standard versions of Vista include User Account controls and Firewall. Presuming there is a third party antivirus program available, how would I go about uninstalling OneCare?

    Tuesday, August 12, 2008 2:55 PM
  • You're welcome. Yes, UAC offers protection from some malicious activity and makes you think about the action you are about to take. And, Vista will enable Defender and the Windows Firewall upon removal of OneCare. Note that the Windows Firewall is inbound only by default compared to the 2 way firewall with updated rules coming from the OneCare servers that we have in OneCare.

    In any event, see: How to Uninstall Windows Live OneCare

     

    -steve

     

    Tuesday, August 12, 2008 3:43 PM
    Moderator