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Windows Live OneCare safety scanner


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ok ok I give up, wtf is this OneCare scanner feckin thing supposed to do?

 

my internet explorer hit an issue earlier and and had to shutdown, the advisor told me to install this OneCare thingy so I attempted too and it quickly became a bigger issue than the explorer shutting down for 5 seconds.

 

from the scanner page it tells me to install the latest version for 7 and redirects me to the appropriate page with the required installer, I click install and from then on its nothing but headaches.

 

It tells you to shutoff any pop-up stopper, which I did, a site banner appears telling me the site wishes to install the scanner component add-on as expected, I click install for all users on this pc and away it go's.

 

box opens asking the usual about wether the OneCare scanner can have permission to change stuff on the pc, I click yes, box closes

 

page refreshes with "WE WERE UNABLE TO INSTALL THE SCANNER, please follow the troubleshooting steps below then retry the installation.

 

 

.......BUT THERES NO STEPS BELOW? and only the "retry" button which once clicked just results in the reappearance of the page.

 

 

something Im doing or is this scanner just a pain in the richter to install?

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Onecare was discontinued about 12 months ago, Microsoft Security Essentials replaces it.

 

 

see Ive got that already.

 

should'nt the fact its discontinued mean it no longer has site access and installation options on microsofts site, to leave it seemingly available is proper confusing. :rolleyes:

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Onecare was discontinued about 12 months ago, Microsoft Security Essentials replaces it.

 

 

see Ive got that already.

 

should'nt the fact its discontinued mean it no longer has site access and installation options on microsofts site, to leave it seemingly available is proper confusing. :rolleyes:

No it seems the online safety scanner is still available but the actual product (with the same name) was discontinued

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To be fair... MSE is actually quite good for those of us that don't use Kazaa (if it still exists), Limewire and Midget Porn sites... :thumb:

 

I'd recommend it to anyone... it's especially good for those with limited brain functionality (otherwise known as technophobic morons).

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To be fair... MSE is actually quite good for those of us that don't use Kazaa (if it still exists), Limewire and Midget Porn sites... :thumb:

 

I'd recommend it to anyone... it's especially good for those with limited brain functionality (otherwise known as technophobic morons).

Yeah, it's quite a claim to make seeing that Firefox is getting to be one of the most bloated browsers out there...

 

Have a look @ Page 9 in this report: http://www.av-comparatives.org/images/stor...vc_report25.pdf

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F! it off and use mozilla and AVG

 

 

I wouldnt touch either with a bargepole lately tbf. :rolleyes:

 

 

Ya cant completely slate AVG tbf, as a freeware antivirus it performs relatively well and tbh alot less troublesome than my original Norton AVsuite I used for a while before binning it for Macafee.....which aint allways a bag of roses either. :pancake:

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F! it off and use mozilla and AVG

 

 

I wouldnt touch either with a bargepole lately tbf. :rolleyes:

 

 

Ya cant completely slate AVG tbf, as a freeware antivirus it performs relatively well and tbh alot less troublesome than my original Norton AVsuite I used for a while before binning it for Macafee.....which aint allways a bag of roses either. :pancake:

 

Oh yes I can lol, I have a pet hate for the software, to compare it to Norton doesnt justify it really as its just comparing bad to bad. Microsoft security Essentials is also free but at least it does its job well & using minimal resources working almost transparent. MSE should be all anyone needs along with an up to date IE8 to stay safe unless the end user is a complete nugget lol.

Theres nearly always a user at fault when AntiVirus fails.

The amount of times I look at a virus struck PC to find antivirus software updated months ago pmsl.

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F! it off and use mozilla and AVG

 

 

I wouldnt touch either with a bargepole lately tbf. :rolleyes:

 

 

Ya cant completely slate AVG tbf, as a freeware antivirus it performs relatively well and tbh alot less troublesome than my original Norton AVsuite I used for a while before binning it for Macafee.....which aint allways a bag of roses either. :pancake:

 

Oh yes I can lol, I have a pet hate for the software, to compare it to Norton doesnt justify it really as its just comparing bad to bad. Microsoft security Essentials is also free but at least it does its job well & using minimal resources working almost transparent. MSE should be all anyone needs along with an up to date IE8 to stay safe unless the end user is a complete nugget lol.

Theres nearly always a user at fault when AntiVirus fails.

The amount of times I look at a virus struck PC to find antivirus software updated months ago pmsl.

 

 

granted MSE does the job 100times better than Norton (which has a awful habit of sticking its intefering fingers into everything on your pc) and I prefere MSE on both my laptops and both my own and sons pc's but aslong as AVG is kept upto date on virus threats its pretty efficeint at doing its job and simple enough for even the most "nugget" minded chimps.....plus it doesnt have erm....disagreements with erm.... non erm.... entirely legit windows copies (tho all of my current systems are currently running on genuine OS's at the moment)

 

as you say 9 out of 10 times, virus hit pc's are down to a human failing and not a AV failing :rolleyes:

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