OneCare was not a failure, Microsoft exec says

Critics asserting that Windows Live OneCare didn't succeed on its own have got it wrong, according to Microsoft's chief security advisor for the EMEA region.

Roger Halbheer, in a blog posting on Monday, said it was "nonsense" for anyone to suggest that Microsoft's consumer antimalware security solution had somehow "failed."

Last month, Microsoft announced that it planned to discontinue OneCare while simultaneously saying it would offer a free anti malware solution code-named "Morro." OneCare is priced at $49.95 per year, but Halbheer noted that many people just cannot afford the extra amount, especially in newer and arguably poorer markets.

In the wake of Microsoft's announcement about the core anti malware solution, code-named "Morro", there has been some misleading and inaccurate information about OneCare's quality, performance, and overall level of protection. The facts about Onecare reassures the truth of the matter.

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