Will MSE update support be there???

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by Deb_Rider, Mar 23, 2014.

  1. Deb_Rider

    Deb_Rider MDL Senior Member

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    After 8th April, I mean when Microsoft stops all the supports for XP, can Microsoft Security Essentials be updated online after that?
    One of my friend got a laptop which can't run more than windows XP, not windows 7 either. He can't effort a new laptop right now. So, if he uses MSE, will he be able to update that??

    Thank you.. :)
     
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  2. steven4554

    steven4554 MDL Addicted

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    Yes, MS will still provide definition updates for MSE until July 2015! It's only the Installers that will stop working after April 8th.
     
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  3. oldsh_t

    oldsh_t MDL Expert

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    From what I understand is that if you have MSE already on your computer they will update it automatically as always. But after Apr 8 XP users will not be able to download MSE the program any more. So download the latest program now and save it.
     
  4. Deb_Rider

    Deb_Rider MDL Senior Member

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    Thank you guys... This is exactly what I wanted to know...:)
     
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  5. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    DefenseWall Personal Firewall 3.23

    I do recommend this HIPS program to armor your XP against zero days exploits, etc. Don't miss it and give it a try. MSE is nothing compared to this program.
     
  6. Al_Gore_Internet_Inventor

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    I feel sorry for those who are unable to upgrade from XP, what a shame. It will be interesting, but not pleasant, to see how fast and how many XP boxes go down when unprotected exploits begin to emerge.
     
  7. Threat

    Threat Lord of the Files

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    I don't think there will be a sudden rush of attacks / new exploits ... I mean we don't see new attacks targeted at Win95 / Win98 any more. The hackers are all targeting the new OS's - so Win7/8 will probably have more exploits developed. Those on WinXP will probably end up been better off !!!! :D
     
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  8. acyuta

    acyuta MDL Expert

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    The point is that hackers target only OS with some base. If win xp share goes does substantially, they will not be bothered to develop malware/attacks for XP. Reason for perhaps low hacker attention on win 95/98.
     
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