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Need a antivirus that still works with XP


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#1 pkoryn

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Posted 26 April 2017 - 04:57 AM

My husband loves his old Toshiba XP laptop and it's still working well.  He had been using McAfee for antivirus protection and his subscription renews next month.  I recently discovered that McAfee is no longer providing updates for XP so we won't be renewing with them and I am wondering what do others use on their XP systems?  He doesn't use his system for any sensitive work like banking or making purchases online, but does surf the net and read emails.  I'd appreciate hearing about what you are using and how it works on your system.  


Edited by hamluis, 26 April 2017 - 07:51 AM.
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Posted 26 April 2017 - 06:50 AM

I personally don't use any firewall or anti-virus on any of my computers, including my Windows XP machine.
Given your requirements, I think the best decision for your device would be to run the free version of Avast AntiVirus. It's the best! If you want, of course, you can upgrade to the paid, even more secure, version, but I wouldn't think that's necessary since your husband doesn't operate with any super-sensitive data on that computer.
Good luck!:)

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Posted 26 April 2017 - 06:56 AM

AVG or AVAST



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Posted 26 April 2017 - 02:57 PM

Panda antivirus.......http://www.pandasecurity.com/usa/homeusers/solutions/free-antivirus/

 

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Posted 26 April 2017 - 03:10 PM

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Posted 08 May 2017 - 03:41 AM

In my opinion, you have to use Microsoft Antivirus software it is really great software to protect your Operating System from Viruses. Microsoft Essentials is the best free antivirus software and you can download it from Microsoft websites. 



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Posted 08 May 2017 - 06:12 AM

In my opinion, you have to use Microsoft Antivirus software it is really great software to protect your Operating System from Viruses. Microsoft Essentials is the best free antivirus software and you can download it from Microsoft websites. 

Not available for Win XP or Vista since support for those OS'es is over.



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Posted 08 May 2017 - 06:37 AM

In my opinion, you have to use Microsoft Antivirus software it is really great software to protect your Operating System from Viruses. Microsoft Essentials is the best free antivirus software and you can download it from Microsoft websites. 

 

 

MSE will not work on XP



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Posted 08 May 2017 - 07:40 AM

Starting with the release of Microsoft Security Essentials version 4.5 in April 2014 and end of support for Windows XP, users were no longer be able to do new installations of MSE. Any version of MSE after v4.5 will display a permanent Security Warning (red task bar icon).

Microsoft Security Essentials to nag Windows XP users
A Permanent Security Warning Screen Comes to MSE 4.5 for Windows XP
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Posted 08 May 2017 - 10:39 AM

I use Panda Antivirus on XP and I think it's a great antivirus. I also recommend running Malwarebytes Anti-Malware occasionally.


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Posted 08 May 2017 - 10:48 AM

Thanks to all who answered!  I wound up installing Avast Free on my husband's laptop and so far, all seems good!  



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Posted 08 May 2017 - 10:52 AM

Just my opinion but, I would NOT go the route of no firewall and no Antivirus.
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Posted 08 May 2017 - 11:38 AM

Thanks to all who answered!  I wound up installing Avast Free on my husband's laptop and so far, all seems good!

I win!:lmao:

Good luck, pkoryn!:)

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Posted 08 May 2017 - 11:41 AM

Just my opinion but, I would NOT go the route of no firewall and no Antivirus.


I don't have any sensitive or banking information on my computer and I practise thoughtful browsing, so this is why I don't use and don't want to be slowed down by any anti-virus or anti-malware program. Worst case scenario, I do a reset.:)

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Posted 08 May 2017 - 11:48 AM

You're choice.
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