News

Microsoft Unveils PC Health Panacea

Windows OneCare service provides one-stop solution against malware and mucked-up computers.

Microsoft announced earlier this month it will be launching an internal test of an all-in-one PC “health” service aimed at providing automated protection, maintenance and performance tuning for Windows-based PCs.

The paid subscription-based service, called Windows OneCare, is a comprehensive PC health solution that gives users a simplified way to deal with cyber threats and other conditions that can affect a computer’s performance. The initial “internal beta” will work with Windows XP SP2 and features real-time anti-virus and managed firewall security, backup and restore capabilities and PC maintenance tools that can periodically perform disk cleanup, hard-drive defragmentation and file repair. Though most versions of the Windows operating system offer these tools, Windows OneCare bundles all these various services in one place.

“Consumers need a simpler, more comprehensive solution to keep their PCs ‘healthy’ and running well than what the traditional security marketplace has been able to provide to date,” the company said in a statement.

A public beta of Windows OneCare is scheduled for later this year. Pricing of the service is not yet available.

For more information, go here.

About the Author

Dan Hong is the associate Web editor of MCPmag.com, CertCities.com, TCPmag.com, Redmondmag.com and RCPmag.com.

Featured

  • Phishing Tops Concerns in Microsoft Study of Remote Work

    Potential phishing attacks were a top concern of most IT security professionals when organizations switched to remote-work conditions early last year.

  • How To Configure Windows 10 for Intel Optane Memory

    Intel's Optane memory technology can significantly improve the performance of your Windows 10 system -- provided you enable it correctly. A single mistake can render the system unbootable. Here's how to do it the right way.

  • Microsoft and SAP Enhance Partnership with Teams Integration

    Microsoft and SAP this week described continuing partnership efforts on Microsoft Azure, while also planning a Microsoft Teams integration with SAP's enterprise resource planning product and other solutions.

  • Blue Squares Graphic

    Microsoft Previews Azure IoT Edge for Linux on Windows

    Microsoft announced a preview of Azure IoT Edge for Linux on Windows, which lets organizations tap Linux virtual machine processes that also work with Windows- and Azure-based processes and services.

comments powered by Disqus