"Customers around the world have told us that they need comprehensive, ongoing protection from new and existing threats, and we take that concern seriously. This new, no-cost offering will give us the ability to protect an even greater number of consumers, especially in markets where the growth of new PC purchases is outpaced only by the growth of malware."
Q: Will I continue to receive up-to-date virus signatures through the end of my paid subscription?
A: Yes! Microsoft will ensure all current customers remain protected through the life of their subscriptions.
Q: Will my subscription automatically be converted to the new no-cost offering?
A: You will be given the opportunity to opt in to using our new offering when the new solution is available.
Q: What do you recommend if my OneCare subscription ends before the free solution is available?
A: Having current anti-virus and anti-spyware protection is important. You can renew your Windows Live OneCare subscription until the new solution is available. We will ensure you remain protected through the life of your subscriptions.
Q: What do you recommend I do at the end of my OneCare subscription if I am running Windows XP?
A: You can renew your OneCare subscription until the new solution is available. After that, you can choose our new offering for core antimalware protection. A variety of third-party consumer security offerings are also available.
Q: Will the new solution be available in my country?
A: At a minimum, the new solution will initially be available to consumers in all markets where Windows Live OneCare is currently available.
Q. Will I still be able to store my photos with OneCare online backup?
A. Yes. If you are current online backup subscriber, you can continue to back up copies of your photos using the Online Backup feature.
Da! That was short lived!
"Customers around the world have told us that they need comprehensive, ongoing protection from new and existing threats..."
Newsflash: Microsoft just now heard what people have been saying about Windows viruses for the last 15 years. Microsoft innovates by offering free software in an attempt to run more comprehensive antivirus companies out of business. It's for the good of the user. Film at '11.
What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?
It's about time! I wonder what the new free solution will be like.
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