Microsoft OneCare: How to Install, Turn Off, and Disable

Posted December 3, 2005 by MickeyMouse in Windows

Microsoft’s OneCare is a free security suite. It includes antivirus, firewall, PC maintenance, file backup, and restore abilities. However, once it is installed, it is difficult to control. Here is how use it efficiently.

    Microsoft’s OneCare is a system that integrates a new protection and performance system into your installation. It works well; however, once it is installed, you cannot completely turn it off without uninstalling it. Below are some steps you can take to make controlling it easier.

    To install OneCare, go to this site:
    [list]http://www.windowsonecare.com/purchase/

To turn off the Real Time Antivirus, use the following steps:

    1. Double-click on the OneCare Icon in the system tray.
    2. Click View or change settings under Other Tasks in the left column.
    3. Select the Antivirus tab.
    4. Select the appropriate radio button.

To remove the OneCare icon from the system tray, use the directions below:

    The icon cannot be removed without uninstalling the program. You can hide it through routine methods. The purpose of the program is to notify you regarding the health of your system. If you do not like the space and overhead it requires, uninstalling it may be a better choice.

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