Microsoft antimalware support for Windows XP[Extended]

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  1. ronjor

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    https://blogs.technet.com/b/mmpc/ar...e-support-for-windows-xp.aspx?Redirected=true
     
  2. lotuseclat79

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    Microsoft to extend Windows XP antimalware updates one year

    Microsoft to extend Windows XP antimalware updates one year.

    -- Tom
     
  3. Minimalist

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    Re: Microsoft to extend Windows XP antimalware updates one year

    That's nice to hear. At least some minimal protection from Microsoft for those who won't migrate to newer OS.

    Regards, hqsec
     
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    On 1 side, it's potentially sending a wrong message to XP users...leading to false assumption of security. Presence of MSE does not offset the risks running an unpatched system with weaker mitigations.

    On another side, the marketshare is still there so better something than nothing. Microsoft also gain insight and data of malware prevelance.
     
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    This is worse than if they didn't. Before people that insisted on continuing to use XP would have to move to a better AV solution. Now they will continue to use one of the worst security solutions for a highly outdated OS. :ouch:
     
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    I am an XP holdout. We have the power to be noticed. ;)
     
  7. safeguy

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    With great power comes great responsibility. May the Force be with you. :)
     
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    Obi-Wan Kenobi :D
     
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    Yes it does seem to be a ~snipped~ strategy saying we are abandoning xp but then saying ooh not really just kind of.

    I wonder if its a different department of Microsoft that is doing this or maybe they are wanting to collect data on how bad it gets for an unsupported security updates OS.
     
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    I wouldn't be suprised.
     
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    The data helps Microsoft to see which malware families are in wide circulation. Look up posts on Microsoft Malware Protection Center. They also share the info with AV vendors. In some ways (indirectly), anyone using AV (or VirusTotal) would also benefit even if he/she does not use XP or MSE.
     
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    Somewhat akin to rearranging the deck chairs.
     
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  15. Haggishunter

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    Me, too. Whilst I won't downgrade my Win 7 Pro machine, my XP netbook runs just as fine. And I don't care about the security patches. I got Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and ZA. This is more than sufficient. MS should have made (perhaps) minor improvements to XP but scrapping it was a big mistake. Power users also need an OS. Win 8 is just a toy.


     
  16. Haggishunter

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    As a pessimist, I believe that is wishful thinking. Then again, it would make sense, wouldn't it. Why not running XP as a side business for a still considerable customer segment of power users (and opinion leaders)?


     
  17. Taliscicero

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    Windows (7) SP1 does everything windows XP does in an updates package. You can even set the theme to look like old windows XP so it does not bother you. Other then that there really is no difference when you really break it down, windows (7) is better now, its the new (XP).
     
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