I'm finding viruses, spyware, phishing, identity theft threats so irritating. How about a mandatory 5 years imprisonment and a $5M fine for those involved? Every time my system starts to slow down I bring up the task manager looking at what processes are stealing cycles - this is how I found the last virus that got into my system. It's making me feel more insecure and recent surveys are also supporting this trend (75% say they are more likely to be cybercrime victims than physical crimes as one example) and concerns about doing credit card transactions or working online is on a significant rise. In fact so much so, that nearly 40% won't send sensitive information online.

This makes it all the more important to have increased protection. I want one package that does it all and Windows OneCare Live fits the bill. I need protection from viruses, spyware, phishing schemes plus added features such as firewall, disk defrag, automatic updates, backup to CD/DVD, unnecessary file removal, and free technical support (email, phone, online exchanges). And boxed edition and downloadable options; everything for under 50.00 protecting multiple PCs. Windows OneCare Live provides these features and more. It's in test now and will be released in June. For enterprises, there is a Microsoft Client Protection package in the works.

It all worth putting on your roadmap. For more information, the Windows OneCare Live beta site is: http://ideas.live.com/programpage.aspx?versionId=b78afccd-47f0-460e-b09b-33c2d53ac53b. Note: The free beta isn't available in all areas as yet.

Also have a look at this article from Silicon. It's a good overview of the release:
http://software.silicon.com/security/0,39024655,39156288,00.htm

Thank you,
Stephen Ibaraki, sibaraki@cips.ca