I can’t believe it took so long but Microsoft finally released a Vista compatible version of Windows Live OneCare. I have almost gotten up the nerve to try it out but I just don’t feel secure using an antivirus by Microsoft…and I don’t know why. They should be the ones that can provide the best solution because no one knows the system better than them, but they are so new to the market.
Here is a list of what’s new in this release:
- Service for 17 international markets (Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, UK, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, and Switzerland)
- Unified antivirus and anti-spyware filtering capabilities
- More back up options with the addition of local network computers and USB-connected storage devices
- Support for the Windows Vista operating system
I have downloaded the file by following the steps that they gave me after I entered in my email address. So there is no need for you to enter in your email because you can just use these steps (Windows XP SP2 or Vista build 5500 and beyond are the only ones supported):
Step 1: Remove any other antivirus or firewall products from your PC.
Step 2: Go to Windows Live OneCare Beta v1.5 Setup.
Step 3: Follow the step-by-step instructions. Once Windows Live OneCare installation is complete, your PC will restart.
I love how they say to remove other antivirus or firewall products. Hmmm…how do I remove the Windows Firewall?!? :)
If you want to see more of what it looks like then check out the quick screenshot gallery that Paul Thurrott threw up. It gives you a nice glance at OneCare in Vista and gives you an idea of what to expect.
News Source: Windows Live OneCare Blog