To combat spyware, you might want to consider using the PC safety scan from Windows Live OneCare
Initially codenamed AaeMorro , the new offering replaces Microsoft s Windows Live OneCare
paid-for security suite that was killed at the end of June 2009.
It is the company's replacement for the former Windows Live OneCare
, a for-a-fee security suite that was retired at the end of June 2009.
Microsoft Security Essentials, previously known by the project name "Morro," will replace Windows Live OneCare
, which included both security and utility services for $49.
As part of Microsoft's move to focus on this simplified offering, the company also announced today that it will discontinue retail sales of its Windows Live OneCare
subscription service effective June 30, 2009.
Microsoft recommended that users who believe their computer may be infected with the Jowspry trojan visit the Windows Live OneCare
safety scanner, according to BBC News.
The vulnerabilities include a flaw discovered by ISS X-Force in Microsoft's core antivirus engine, which is a default component of various Microsoft offerings such as Windows Live OneCare
and Windows Defender, including Windows Defender for Vista.
These certifications from two of the world's most trusted independent cybersecurity testing organizations is a milestone in the development of Windows Live OneCare
," said Dennis Bonsall, director of Windows Live OneCare
in the Online Business Group at Microsoft.
lt;p>The new software, formerly known as "Morro," replaces Windows Live OneCare
, the for-a-fee security package that Microsoft is tossing June 30.
With localized versions of most services available globally in 59 markets and 35 languages, Windows Live encompasses more than 20 services, including Windows Live Hotmail, Windows Live Messenger, Windows Live Photo Gallery and Windows Live OneCare
It combines Windows Live OneCare
for effective PC management and security along with the Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 package.
Norton 360 is intended to counter the recently introduced Windows Live OneCare
service from software company Microsoft, which is aimed at the consumer security market.