WSJ.com - Microsoft to Offer Free Trial Of Computer-Security Service: "The Redmond, Wash., company today made its Windows OneCare Live 'computer-health' service available free in a test designed to see how well it works for potentially millions of consumers. Microsoft plans to charge a monthly subscription fee once the service is formally launched next year. (Visit the Windows OneCare site.)
The Internet service brings together antivirus, firewall, backup-and-recovery and PC-maintenance software under an umbrella service. Microsoft sees OneCare as a way to assuage frustrated customers, who have been overrun with viruses and other malicious programs, and to enter the fast-growing security-software market against rivals Symantec Corp. and McAfee Inc."