Thursday, May 12, 2005

Microsoft to Offer PC Health Service for Consumers

Microsoft announced plans to deliver Windows OneCare, a consumer subscription service that will provide automated protection, maintenance and performance tuning for Windows-based PCs. Some key capabilities will include:

  • Defense against evolving threats, including automatically updated anti-virus, anti-spyware and two-way firewall protection.

  • Performance and reliability tools that perform periodic maintenance tasks such as disk cleanup, hard-drive defragmentation and file repair.

  • Backup and restore capabilities on CD and DVD.

Microsoft plans to release public beta versions later this year.

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