Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: AV vendors will deliver Windows XP anti-malware signatures for years


17 Jan 2014   #1

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 
AV vendors will deliver Windows XP anti-malware signatures for years

AV vendors buck Microsoft, will deliver Windows XP anti-malware signatures for years

Quote:
Windows XP owners can expect most antivirus vendors to continue providing them with up-to-date signatures long after Microsoft pulls its patch plug in April, but that won't keep their machines safe, an expert said today.

Microsoft will deliver its final public patches for Windows XP on April 8, less than three months from now, finally retiring the 13-year-old operating system, the most successful ever for the Redmond, Wash. developer.

That will leave users still running XP -- and there are hundreds of millions worldwide -- without a way to fix vulnerabilities that hackers can exploit with impunity.

"Antivirus cannot patch the underlying vulnerability," said Andreas Marx, CEO of AV-Test, a German company that regularly evaluates antivirus (AV) products for Windows. "There's nothing that AV can do to close those vulnerabilities, it can only limit malware spreading from one machine to another."
Source

A Guy

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

Reply

 AV vendors will deliver Windows XP anti-malware signatures for years




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: AV vendors will deliver Windows XP anti-malware signatures for years
Thread Forum
best anti-malware anti-spyware-antieverything? System Security
Does the Windows need more than one AM (Anti-Malware)? System Security
Test your anti-malware/anti-virus protection with EICAR System Security
Solved Anti-malware, Anti-virus, Anti-spyware System Security
Anti-virus and Anti-Malware? System Security

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:35 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33