This is from a magazine called PC Utilities. It states Microsoft is announcing plans to replace it's subscription-based Windows Live OneCare anti-virus service.. It will offer protection against viruses, spyware, Trojans and rootkits.. It will not include the extra features such as printer sharing and PC tune-up functions. It's scheduled for release in the second half of 2009, as a free download for Windows 7, Vista, and XP.. Microsoft's senior director states , the decision to release anti-virus software was necessary because users are "not concerned about malware" and stated "the number of people" who don't have antivirus software or don't keep it upto date exceeds 50%. Also states, Microsoft hopes to improve general safety on the Internet. The magazine states that they will certainly compete with Anti-virus programs such as AVG. Microsoft's announcement comes as AVG is under fire for failing to integrate Anti-Virus 8.0 properly with Windows. Fact or fiction I don't know, but no thanks Microsoft, I prefer to use my own.