Microsoft has begun hiring beta users for its forthcoming Windows OneCare internet security service.
OneCare, which is expected to debut as a beta in a few weeks' time, will offer users a subscription-based anti-virus and anti-spyware service.
Introduced last month, OneCare is aimed at users who find it too complicated to keep their machines updated with the latest free Windows security patches and desktop tools.
OneCare automatically updates machines with the latest protection updates as soon as users go onto the internet.
No price has so far been announced for the service.