The Consumer AntiVirus Royal Rumble Gets Under Way

On June 1, 2006, Microsoft announced the general availability of Windows Live OneCare, a broad anti malware and utility software package targeting consumers. OneCare includes a combined antivirus(AV)/antispyware scanner and cleanup feature, plus a hard disk backup utility and tools for optimizing PC performance.

OneCare represents a bold strategic departure for Microsoft, which previously left security to its partners, and signifies that the consumer security market is about to enter another round of innovation. But OneCare’s success is not assured. In this DecisionNote, we explain the significance of OneCare and describe five ways that OneCare could fail. Yankee Group - Products

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