Microsoft is to start selling its Windows OneCare Live security protection service from tomorrow, after extensive beta trials among consumers.
OneCare delivers anti-virus, anti-spyware and firewall protection, along with data back-up features and several PC “tune-up” tools to maximise the performance of machines.
The service will be sold initially in the
OneCare will cost $49.95 (£29.50) a year in the
For instance, McAfee charges almost £50 a year in the
For businesses, Microsoft is planning to launch its Microsoft Client Protection system, aimed at protecting business desktops, laptops and file servers from malicious attacks.
A public beta version of Client Protection is expected in the third quarter of this year.