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    Microsoft cancels Security Essentials for Windows XP - REVISED

    Windows.MIcrosoft.com > Support is ending soon
    After April 8, 2014, technical assistance for Windows XP will no longer be available, including automatic updates that help protect your PC.

    Microsoft will also stop providing Microsoft Security Essentials for download on Windows XP on this date.
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    I think that this was to be expected.
    Gilles Lussier

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    I agree; but some are shocked, others outraged.
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    Microsoft extends XP anti-malware support until July 2015
    http://www.infoworld.com/t/microsoft...ly-2015-234374
    "Imagine a world where dogs took bad owners to the pound."


    http://www.hopeforpaws.org/

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    Yep, here's what Microsoft is saying now:

    Support is ending for Windows XP
    ... after April 8, 2014 ... Microsoft will also stop providing Microsoft Security Essentials for download on Windows XP ...

    (If you already have Microsoft Security Essentials installed, you will continue to receive anti-malware signature updates for a limited time, but this does not mean that your PC will be secure because Microsoft will no longer be providing security updates to protect your PC.)
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    Ugh.

    Die already XP! I literally got my box at work replaced last week with Win7 and couldn't be happier. Hope to never see IE6 again EVAR!
    Last edited by Huge; January 17th, 2014 at 04:40 PM.
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    Right?
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    XP used to be a very nice OS for us, maybe the best one, sad to start the count time that it will be vanished.

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