Posted by: kurtsh | November 24, 2007

RELEASE: Windows Live OneCare 2.0 Antivirus/Antispyware for Consumers

We announced the release of OneCare 2.0 last week.

If any of you (my customers) are interested in a free subscription, let me know and I’ll send you an activation code for a year’s subscription for 3 PCs.


Security and Protection Technologies

  • Wi-Fi connection security (New)
  • Real-time and scheduled anti-malware scanning
  • Two-way managed firewall with automatic policy updates
  • Internet Explorer® 7 Phishing Filter integration
  • Microsoft Update integration
  • OneCare advisories

PC Performance Tuning and Optimization

  • Proactive fixes and recommendations for PC health (New)
  • Start-time optimizer/turn off unused programs (New)
  • Automatic disk defragmentation and hard drive cleanup

Data Backup and Restore

  • Centralized backup for multiple local networked PCs (New)
  • Online backup for photos (available at added cost) (New)
  • Full and differential backups for key file types, including music, photos and financial documents
  • Backs up to CD, DVD, external hard drive, local network drive and USB-connected devices

Network and Multi-PC Management

  • Multi-PC management and monitoring (New)
  • Automatic printer-sharing configuration (New)
  • Firewall Connection Wizard for complex connections

Reporting, Licensing and Support

  • Monthly report of service and results (New)
  • Free version upgrades over the course of the 12-month subscription
  • Telephone, chat and e-mail support
  • Freedom to install OneCare on up to three PCs


  • It’s supposed to automatically update current users over time.  Right now most people are still being served up version 1.6.
  • You can download it from




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