What’s the Real Impact of Windows Live OneCare?

...Speculation abounds at the ramifications of such an offering from Microsoft. Some believe it sounds the death knell of current anti virus vendors, while others expect it to become the most targeted feature of Windows Vista by criminals. All major AV vendors offer suites to compete with Windows Live OneCare in ways that matter most to end-users. (For the sake of this article, the term "AV" will be used to represent anti-virus, anti-spyware, and firewall services.)

There's certainly no reason to perceive this offering as ending the careers of any of the major AV vendors. They have all faced competition in the past, and Windows Live OneCare is no different. Microsoft Certified Professional Magazine Online | Column: What’s the Real Impact of Windows Live OneCare?

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