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What antivirus will continue to support windows XP after XP shoutdown


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#1 PuReinSAniTY

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Posted 25 December 2014 - 10:20 PM

As the title says what antivirus will continue to support XP till 2016


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Posted 25 December 2014 - 11:06 PM

Cant see why any Free Antivirus wouldnt work , XP support would only be No Updates from MS.

 

I run a Xp Machine SP1 and havent installed any MS Updates for over 5 yrs , but thats my decision , and no issues , only used for downloads and browsing , Avast and Zone Alarm Free installed.

 

Some people still run Win 98 and no support provided there anymore.



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Posted 25 December 2014 - 11:28 PM

Hi awesomecooldude101,

Any free AV will update just fine on XP with one exception which is Microsoft Security Essentials.

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Posted 26 December 2014 - 01:16 AM

Yea, Microsoft SE is somewhat "locked" on, and, at the same time, "tagged" to the last Windows XP shutdown version (which is happened already), and is also named XP at the end of name on some downloading portals, like at FileHippo (http://filehippo.com/). That would be a normal choice.

 

As of else, the titles are:
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1. avast!

2. AVG

3. Avira

4. Dr. Web

5. Nod32

 

..also, there are Norton and Kaspersky on-demand scanners.

 

https://security.symantec.com/http://www.kaspersky.com/security-scan
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Posted 26 December 2014 - 02:26 AM

thanks guys you see this is for my mums computer and she isn't that tech savvy we are right now using avast! and its really slowing down the pc will try out zone alarm and nod32 as it seems like a good av :thumbup2:


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Posted 26 December 2014 - 03:20 AM

thanks guys you see this is for my mums computer and she isn't that tech savvy we are right now using avast! and its really slowing down the pc will try out zone alarm and nod32 as it seems like a good av :thumbup2:

Avast shouldnt slow it down that much , Is this a very old computer ?

 

AVG will slow it down even more , Nod32 uses low resources but havent tried it myself.

 

And stated in last post - Zone Alarm is my Firewall not Antivirus.{ If i confused you }.



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Posted 26 December 2014 - 09:47 AM

thanks guys you see this is for my mums computer and she isn't that tech savvy we are right now using avast! and its really slowing down the pc will try out zone alarm and nod32 as it seems like a good av :thumbup2:

Avast shouldnt slow it down that much , Is this a very old computer ?
 
AVG will slow it down even more , Nod32 uses low resources but havent tried it myself.
 
And stated in last post - Zone Alarm is my Firewall not Antivirus.{ If i confused you }.


In addition:

If this is your Mom's computer and she is not tech savvy, it might be a good idea to start a thread in the Am I Infected? What Do I Do? forum to ensure she isn't infected, has 2 AV's installed, clean out the excessive foistware that may have been installed looking of shopping deals, playing games, etc., etc.

As Havachat had asked, tell us more about the computer, such as age, Operating System, and so on.

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Posted 26 December 2014 - 02:48 PM

These Anti-Virus Software Products Will Continue to Protect XP after the End of Support

...The best news where this issue is concerned comes from the manufacturers of security software: with security suites continuing to provide updates for their software on XP systems after 8th April for at least one year or even longer depending on the manufacturer in question. Some companies have even promised to keep providing updates for two years and others have yet to plan any deadline whatsoever for the end of support. At the end of this article, you will find a list of all of the statements made by manufacturers of security software with regard to this matter that we have compiled for your information...


Forced to use Windows XP past April? 10 ways to make the best of a bad situation

...those XP users left out there are wondering what they can possibly do to mitigate their risks as much as possible. The best course of action without a doubt is moving to Windows 8.1 or Windows 7, but if you can't or won't make such a bold move, then here's the best of what's left on your plate of options.

#1: Ditch the Free AV - Get a Paid Solution


Webroot SecureAnywhere will support XP until 2019...it has Identity Shield & Web Shield to protect online banking, shopping and block bad web sites so it is a good choice.
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Posted 26 December 2014 - 06:31 PM

before we were using Kaspersky but that expired and went on a trial for avast but as I said before it slowed down the computer. I started using avast as I heard it was quite good. It is an acer aspire 3500 7 year old (going on 8) pc.


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Posted 26 December 2014 - 06:33 PM



 

Webroot SecureAnywhere will support XP until 2019...it has Identity Shield & Web Shield to protect online banking, shopping and block bad web sites so it is a good choice.

 

 

thanks quietman7 we will also try that if we don't like eset


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Posted 26 December 2014 - 06:39 PM

You're welcome.

I prefer ESET myself but XP support ends in 2017 unless they extend it.
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Posted 26 December 2014 - 06:39 PM

 
And stated in last post - Zone Alarm is my Firewall not Antivirus.{ If i confused you }.

 

In addition:

If this is your Mom's computer and she is not tech savvy, it might be a good idea to start a thread in the Am I Infected? What Do I Do? forum to ensure she isn't infected, has 2 AV's installed, clean out the excessive foistware that may have been installed looking of shopping deals, playing games, etc., etc.

As Havachat had asked, tell us more about the computer, such as age, Operating System, and so on.

 

(didn't know how to quote this sorry)

 

 

I know my mums pc isn't infected because there are no symptoms of an infection other than the slowness but that I'm pretty sure isn't malware as she hasn't defragged the disk or cleaned the registry ever. I told her I'd do It for her one day but never got to it :hysterical:

 


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Posted 26 December 2014 - 06:48 PM

now leaning between Comodo firewall and zone alarm oh and donnaB its just that I saw zone alarm as an antivirus on android so that's why I thought that it would be the same for windows. But it must be different, never used it before


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Posted 26 December 2014 - 06:51 PM

Basic maintenance with removing temp files, Disk Cleanup and a good defrag probably wouldn't hurt (in that order), but I am one of many that would discourage cleaning the registry unless you know what you are removing.

When did she notice the slow down occur? After Kaspersky expired and you installed Avast? Many AV's need a special tool to remove the residual files left behind that can cause slowness. Hence, my suggestion to post in the Am I infected? What do I do? forum to view any leftovers that might be running and/or lurking in the shadows.

As a side note: Just because there are no symptoms does not necessarily mean the system is clean of adware, PUP's, etc. that could slow a system down.

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Posted 26 December 2014 - 06:57 PM

... she hasn't defragged the disk or cleaned the registry ever. I told her I'd do It for her one day but never got to it

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