Windows Live Onecare


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Hey Folks,

Just used this from Microsoft and it works pretty good. Thought it might be of some use to a lot of people.
Get a free PC safety scan
Windows Live OneCare safety scanner is a free service designed to help ensure the health of your PC.

Check for and remove viruses
Get rid of junk on your hard disk
Improve your PC's performance
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Thanks Gedward - I didn't see anything asking me to pay for it when I tried it... It did take ages but it found a few things other scans hadn't, freed up a load of hard-disc space and did a disk defrag for me as well. If it was a trial I'm not sure I would pay for a commercial version when there are some good free products out there, but thanks for highlighting it - if I ran it again, I might do it overnight though!


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90 Day trial. US Only

I should have mentioned it can take a while.

I usually leave it to run overnight which does save some waiting for it to finish.

On the Microsoft site that it will be £49.95 when it is released but you can download it for 90 days free trial. It does look as if the actual program is only for the US at the moment but you can still run it direct from the Microsoft site.

90 Day trial link below.
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