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Malware To Gain Free, New Enemy; OneCare on Borrowed Time

If you're bombarded with malware -- and I've gotten an earful about scareware from many faithful Redmond Report readers -- free help from Microsoft is on the way.

Excited? Sorry to bring you down, but the reality is this new free help won't arrive for at least a year.

I have no clue why Microsoft announced this so far in advance. Viruses and other rogue code scum are a problem now! What should we do with this information -- not use Trend Micro HouseCall (which I love) or defer re-subscribing to McAfee or Symantec?

The good news is that it seems Microsoft will get rid of its problem-plagued Live OneCare, a direct but less effective competitor to solid partners like Trend, Symantec, McAfee, Sunbelt and others.

Posted by Doug Barney on 11/20/2008 at 1:16 PM


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