Microsoft Plans to Stop Updating Anti-Virus Software on Windows XP

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  1. FreddyFreeloader

    FreddyFreeloader Registered Member

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    http://news.softpedia.com/news/Micr...nti-Virus-Software-on-Windows-XP-395915.shtml
     
  2. fax

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    Sounds rather normal as they stop any support or patches for the entire OS by that date. Make no sense to keep MSE updated while running on an untrusted platform. :)
     
  3. The Red Moon

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    Thats an awful lot of users MS will lose.

    This is nothing short of blackmail by microsoft.
     
  4. FreddyFreeloader

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    On another note, Microsoft has also stopped issuing updates for Windows 95, 98, 2000.
     
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    Clock is ticking. Next stop would be Vista. :D
     
  6. aztony

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    BFD!!!!! If users of MSE, who after being encouraged by M$ to get another AV solution because MSE simply isn't up to par with other AV solutions, were reluctant to do so of their own will a kick in the seat will get them going.
     
  7. funkydude

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    Yeah, that's what it is, blackmail, LOL. Do you even think?
     
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