I went back to Microsoft OneCare

At work I switched from OneCare to Active Virus Shield along with Comodo firewall. I have to say things took a turn for the worse. The combination didn’t work too well.

I started to receive weird problems like programs crashing randomly including AVS and Comodo. I then uninstalled Comodo. After that I still had issues popping up.

I tried burning a CD today using Alcohol 120% and my system crashed. After viewing the mini dump file, I found that Alcohol and AVS had conflicted and ended up crashing my system.

This is not the only time I’ve had AVS mess up on me. I have a hard time recommending it to anyone now. My confidence in this product has diminished greatly. I think that although OneCare has a crappy find rate it is overall a much stable and solid product over the two [Active Virus Shield and Comodo Firewall] that I’ve recommended in the past.

My subscription to OneCare is just about to run out. I found a great deal over at CompUSA. You can basically get OneCare for free after rebates. At CompUSA, OneCare is $49.99. There is an instant $10.00 rebate and then two $20.00 mail-in rebates. The first mail-in rebate anyone can send. The second is an “upgrade” mail-in rebate in which you need to be eligible for. Eligibility requirements state that you are a Symantec, McAfee, Computer Associates, Trend Micro, Kaspersky or Webroot customer. You cannot be upgrading from a previous version of OneCare.

And, like always, in any case, with proper prevention you should not have any problems with being infected with spyware or viruses. I know I haven’t.