However, once the 90 day trial is up I will probably kick it to the curb because:
- The Windows Security Centre was supposed to be the single management point for AV, firewall etc. but was inadequate.
- A central console and scheduler for defrag, temp file clearance and backup shouldn't require a pay service.
- It doesn't have a registry maintenance service which is and will always be Windows achilles heel.
- I don't pay for beta - which is what Defender is still labelled.
Q: I previously downloaded the beta version of Windows Live OneCare, but did not purchase it – does the beta version still work?
A: Existing beta users will still be able to use the OneCare service, with the latest updates and virus definitions for several months, but you will eventually need to transfer to the paid subscription service in order to maintain the service updates.