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  • Why is the product being done away with? I have been using it since it's inception and feel it is by far the best and most reliable product on the market. I now have it running on six computers, one desktop and 5 laptops. What Microsoft product will replace it when Windows 7 comes online and how effective will it be compared to OneCare.
    Thursday, August 6, 2009 8:43 PM


  • We are sorry to see One Care go as well but it will be fully supported until the end of 2010. The antimalware replacement for One Care will be Microsoft Security Essentials which is in beta testing now and is due to be available before the end of the year. Protection wise, MSE should be even more robust than One Care. MSE will provide malware protection but will not have any  of the other features of One Care. the MSE website - http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/default.aspx
    Jim - MVP Windows Live - Forum Moderator - Live One Care - Live Mesh - Microsoft Security Essentials
    Thursday, August 6, 2009 11:24 PM