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Windows 7: Microsoft may end antivirus updates on XP in April


31 Oct 2013   #1
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Microsoft may end antivirus updates on XP in April

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If you continue to use Windows XP after it goes end-of-life next April you won't just be without security patches. You'll be without signature updates for your Microsoft Security Essentials antivirus.
Read more at: Microsoft may end antivirus updates on XP in April | ZDNet


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31 Oct 2013   #2

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That should continue to force home users onto better operating systems like Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.
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31 Oct 2013   #3

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That should continue to force home users onto better operating systems like Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.
Should, but won't. It'll just leave a lot of PCs without protection and the breeding ground for certain malware will grow.

I've said it a hundred times and I'll say it again- as long as newer versions of Windows can't support certain older games and programs, then people will hang onto XP. XP was good enough that most didn't need to upgrade, because Vista and 7 didn't offer enough to really warrant it for many.
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31 Oct 2013   #4

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A users mind goes like this:

Does it work? Does it turn on? Does it do what I want?

Yes? Then why buy something new? They do not understand security or newer features of Operating systems because they have no reason to or care. All they know is to click "E" for internet. Thats it.

This is why xp will live on forever in old peoples homes or broke families. Sad, but understandable.

I installed ubuntu on my family pc. They noticed a difference, but once they learned firefox was the internet, no more questions.

This is why tablets and smartphones increase like crazy. 80 % of the population is the Click E for internet crowd. They just want internet.
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31 Oct 2013   #5

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I do get so irritated with the lack of education about proper security, and proper computer lessons in schools. We already have a huge dependency upon computers and the Internet, so I do not understand why the Government doesn't change the curriculum to teach subjects such as System Security, Programming (BASIC or Pascal would be a good choice for beginners) and general information about computer hardware.

I believe there is a false culture of that, learning about computers is extremely difficult and complex. They should provide I.T lessons, which actually teach I.T, not just how to use the basics of Word or Excel.
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31 Oct 2013   #6

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Public Safety Announcements

How many XP users rely on MSE?

I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of XP users are still running the crapware trial AV programs that came with their PCs (which have long since ceased receiving updates).

Public safety announcements should be run by the Governement in partnership with MS and the PC security companies.
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We were all laughing in the class but then realized there are plenty of folks out there who don't know, and they are the ones these scammers prey on.

Point, though many if not most here wouldn't fall for such a scam, it's the mass general who aren't as computer savvy as us who probably would fall for it, especially the elder ones.
MS should lobby Governments to split the cost of prominent TV ads warning people about this scam.

The reasons:
  • Whenever anything goes wrong with someone's PC, they blame MS
  • Governments claim that they are concerned about cyber-crime, so "public safety" announcements should be "no brainers"
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01 Nov 2013   #7

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I agree, with the lobbying between Microsoft, Security Research companies and the Government. People will stop blaming Microsoft for their own mistakes.
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01 Nov 2013   #8

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Product Placement

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I agree, with the lobbying between Microsoft, Security Research companies and the Government. People will stop blaming Microsoft for their own mistakes.
That's probably too much to hope for.

Maybe "product placement" in TV shows is the way to go.

People seem to believe stuff they see on shows like "NCIS", more than they believe information on science shows.
The characters can treat their PCs like normal people do.
When they get hacked/infected, the resident geek can show them the CORRECT way to operate their PCs.
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01 Nov 2013   #9

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I think Product Placement might be difficult, you would have to pay the TV show for having your product/service appear, and also you would have to create a storyline of someone being hacked
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01 Nov 2013   #10

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Interesting article and very interesting comments from all. But it shouldn't come as a surprise that many people don't care about how or why something works, only that it does. Cars have been around a lot longer than computers. Ever meet someone who didn't know how to check the oil level or tire pressure? Kinda sad ... but that's reality whether we're talking about cars or computers.
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