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Windows 7: Microsoft Security Essentials Support

03 Apr 2014   #1
johnnya

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Microsoft Security Essentials Support

A few of my friends who are still running XP are getting messages that when XP support ends, they will also no longer get updates for MSE. I thought I read that updates for XP-MSE would continue for another year. Any thoughts.
If the above is true, what FREE Anti Virus would you recommend?

Cheers
JohnnyA


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03 Apr 2014   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
It's not the antivirus that's going to save x-p users,
It's the supply of win-7 Professional,
The more you wait the more at risk you'll be,
An out of date os is a hackers dream = too easy
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03 Apr 2014   #3
johnnya

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Fully understood TZ. Still need an answer to the original question. See attached.

Many thanks


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03 Apr 2014   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I would say Panda and never use Internet explorer again,
Use Opera/ Firefox.. instead,
Cheers.

I have to say that screen shot looks like hell-o
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03 Apr 2014   #5
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 



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03 Apr 2014   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Please keep in mind that a updated anti virus program is not enough security for XP. To be as safe as you should be on your XP System it will also need Windows XP Updates from Microsoft which no longer exist.
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03 Apr 2014   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

They said in another place that they would provide MSE updates until mid 2015 for XP. But MSE is not much of an AV program anyhow and for the cost of e.g. Norton, you might as well buy Windows 7 for $69.99.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...ds=win-7%20oem
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03 Apr 2014   #8
LMiller7

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

MSE updates will continue until 2015. But both Microsoft and the suppliers of other AV products have said that the effectiveness of AV software is much diminished on an unsupported OS. As time passes that situation will only get worse. It is also questionable how effective this software can be when confronted with modern malware which in recent years has become VERY sophisticated. The producers of modern malware are highly skilled, very motivated, and well supported. It is not just the home hacker anymore.
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03 Apr 2014   #9
Urthboundmisfit

7 Pro SP1, 10 Pro both x64
 
 

Microsoft antimalware support for Windows XP - Microsoft Malware Protection Center - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

Quote:
Microsoft has announced the Windows XP end of support date of April 8, 2014. After this date, Windows XP will no longer be a supported operating system*. To help organizations complete their migrations, Microsoft will continue to provide updates to our antimalware signatures and engine for Windows XP users through July 14, 2015.
more @ link
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06 Apr 2014   #10
meebers

Windows 7 Professional X64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Does anyone see one last and final update to xp in the next 2 days?
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