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• February 9, 2006 •

Microsoft Announces Pricing and Licensing Details for Windows OneCare Live

Windows OneCare Last Tuesday, Microsoft announced licensing and pricing information for its soon-to-be-released Windows OneCare™ Live, the subscription-based safety and security software service for Windows XP users. According to Microsoft, OneCare Live will be available in June from retailers and via the Web for an annual subscription of $49.95 MSRP for up to three personal computers. As a "Thank You" to its beta testers, Microsoft announced a promotional deal offering the first year of Windows OneCare Live service for $19.95 to beta customers who become subscribers between April 1 and April 30, 2006.

"Consumers have made it clear they need more assistance than what's offered today, and we are excited to deliver the value of improved protection and maintenance in one comprehensive solution," said Ryan Hamlin, general manager of the Technology Care and Safety Group at Microsoft. "Windows OneCare Live eases the frustration of protecting your PC and gives consumers greater peace of mind so they can spend less time worrying and more time doing the things they enjoy".

When available as a paid subscription service in June, Windows OneCare Live will include the following features:

  • Protection Plus. includes anti-virus and firewall protection and automatic updates, as well as anti-spyware functionality powered by Windows® Defender, to help protect the PC and the customer.
  • Performance Plus. delivers regular PC tuneups to help maintain computer performance and reliability.
  • Backup and Restore. delivers easy-to-use backup and restore functionality for the full PC.
  • Help and Support. provides effective help when needed through a variety of modes — e-mail, phone and chat — with all service support coming from PC care experts at Microsoft for no additional charge.

Windows OneCare Live will only be compatible with Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) (Windows Vista will also be supported).

More information about Windows OneCare, including details on how to sign-up for the beta can be found at the Microsoft OneCare Web site.

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