I do hope that after today, I can put my worries to rest that my home PCs will not go bonkers on me and risk loosing precious personal data.
Like the slow recovery of my recent office PC fiasco, loosing all my email data was a heavy price to pay. I have become pro-active in prevention even at home.
So when Microsoft's Windows Live OneCare email came to my inbox offering their Beta Testers a fully functional released version that are now available in Singapore, I accepted the offer with wide-open arms!
I have to arm all 3 of my home PCs - Wifey's, my son's and mine that are wirelessly networked together with broadband access, a fighting chance against viruses, spyware and malwares from the net... and also the ability to repair Windows systems files with its built-in tune-up feature amongst others.
For a small on-line subscription fee of S$29.90 covering a maximum of 3 PCs, the cost is extremely negligible to have a restful mind that your PC health is taken care of.
Now, all 3 home PCs are under OneCare! Peace be upon me. Yes!
I am however very grateful to the following free softwares that have kept all my PCs in good health so far:
- Grifsoft's AVG Antivirus Free Edition
- Ad-Aware Personal anti-spyware Special Edition
- Toni Arts' EasyClean Windows Tune-up
These are well recommended free programs that do wonders for me personally, but with the all-in-one program of OneCare! with auto-update is the convenience I have settled for.