Article ID: 910654
Existing subscribers will continue to be supported throughout the term of their subscriptions. Existing subscribers can reinstall by following the steps to download a trial
(http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security-essentials-onecare), and can still add a PC to their existing OneCare circle
Learn more about end of sale for OneCare
On September 29th 2009, Microsoft introduced Microsoft Security Essentials, a FREE consumer anti-malware solution for Genuine Windows based PCs.
Learn more about Microsoft Security Essentials or download from Microsoft directly at: http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/default.aspx
This article discusses how to disable Microsoft Windows Live OneCare.
Important These steps may increase your security risk. These steps may also make your computer or your network more vulnerable to attack by malicious users or by malicious software such as viruses. We recommend the process that this article describes to enable programs to operate as they are designed to, or to implement specific program capabilities. Before you make these changes, we recommend that you evaluate the risks that are associated with implementing this process in your particular environment. If you choose to implement this process, take any appropriate additional steps to help protect your system. We recommend that you use this process only if you really require this process.
To disable Windows Live OneCare, follow these steps:
Article ID: 910654 - Last Review: April 11, 2013 - Revision: 7.0
Retired KB Content Disclaimer
This article was written about products for which Microsoft no longer offers support. Therefore, this article is offered "as is" and will no longer be updated.