Friday, April 18, 2014
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
HTC Hired Ex-Samsung Marketing Officer
Xbox One Wolrdwide Sales Cross 5 million
Samsung Works With GLOBALFOUNDRIES On 14 nm FinFET Offering
Facebook To Find Nearby Friends
Console Sales Lift AMD's First Quarter Results
LG Expands 'Second Screen' TV Ecosystem With Open-Source SDK
Amazon Announces Kindle Service For Samsung Devices
Nokia Halts Sales Of Lumia 2520 Tablet
Active Discussions
help questions structure DVDR
Made video, won't play back easily
Questions durability monitor LCD
Questions fungus CD/DVD Media, Some expert engineer in optical media can help me?
CD, DVD and Blu-ray burning for Android in development
IBM supercharges Power servers with graphics chips
Werner Vogels: four cloud computing trends for 2014
Video editing software.
 Home > News > General Computing > Microso...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Friday, May 13, 2005
Microsoft to offer anti-virus software, service


Microsoft unveiled on Thursday plans to launch a computer subscription service that would include anti-virus and security updates for personal computers.

The Redmond, Washington-based software giant said it would initially distribute the service, called "Windows OneCare," among its employees this week and would offer a trial, or beta, service for PCs running Windows later this year. Users would pay a yearly subscription fee.

In addition to providing anti-virus, anti-spyware and firewall protection, Windows OneCare will include tools to keep PCs maintained for optimal performance and back up key data.

Microsoft did not say how much it would charge for the service, which had been expected for a while by the security software community.

Microsoft acquired anti-virus technology from GeCAD Software Srl., a Romanian software company, in 2003 to develop its own software. A major security-focused update to Windows XP, called Service Pack 2, was delivered last year.

Such efforts have hit the shares of major security software vendors. McAfee Inc.'s shares are down 13 percent so far this year while Symantec Corp.'s stock has declined 28 percent in the same period.

Nearly all of the major anti-virus security programs are designed to be updated regularly over the Internet for a monthly or yearly fee, so that they can cope with new virus threats as they appear.

Apple Computer, which recently launched a major update to its Macintosh computer operating system, has long offered an anti-virus subscription service for its users.


Previous
Next
CyberLink PowerProducer 3 Encore Maximizes -RW Compatibility        All News        Sony, Cingular Roll Out New Wireless Laptop
Apple updates video and DVD applications     General Computing News      Sony, Cingular Roll Out New Wireless Laptop

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
China Approves Sale of Nokia's Business to Microsoft
Microsoft Announces New Cloud Tools
Microsoft Previews .NET Native Platform For App Developers
Microsoft Says It Won't Search Users' Emails For Stolen Property
Microsoft and Dell Sign Patent Licensing Deal
Microsoft Opens Source Code for MS-DOS and Word For Windows to Public
Nokia, Microsoft Deal Delayed
Microsoft Searched Hotmail Messages To Track Leak
SQL Server 2014 Coming April 1st
Microsoft Releases 2013 Law Enforcement Requests Report
Microsoft May Be Preparing New DirectX Version
Microsoft Lync Gets New Interoperability With Android, Skype

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2014 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .