Having beta tested the first version or so of OneCare I had almost given up hope of Microsoft releasing a product that would meet my needs. However installing the release version, which I must confess I’ve only just done, has been quite a positive experience.
The only gotcha was with establishing a VPN connection. After installation of OneCare trying to establish any VPN connection would fail without any indication of what was going wrong. Recalling this from past experience I thought to go in an disable the firewall. Doing this will prompt you to leave the firewall enabled but for it to bring up the Firewall Connetion Tool:
You’ll notice that I’ve not only included the VPN firewall exception, I’ve also checked the ActiveSync/WMDC option so that I can still connect my Windows Mobile device. Unlike in the early betas this does fix the issues that I was seeing.
The other thing I like about OneCare is TuneUp which you can schedule to occur:
Of course if you don’t want to install OneCare you can always go to the website where there is a run-once TuneUp option.