Microsoft Readies Its Antivirus App
Windows OneCare, which include a firewall, anti-spyware, and antivirus features, will be available in beta later this year.
Joris Evers, IDG News Service
Friday, May 13, 2005
Microsoft is readying a new consumer security product that offers virus and spyware protection, a new firewall and several tune-up tools for Windows PCs, a move that pits the software giant squarely against traditional security software vendors.
The product, dubbed Windows OneCare, will be tested internally at Microsoft starting this week. A public test, or beta, version is scheduled to be available by year's end, Microsoft said in a statement this week. The final product will be offered as a subscription service, the Redmond, Washington, software maker says.