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# 143170 5-Apr-2014 13:22
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I am going to be using Windows XP for some time for some software I'm using. I am currently using AVG free version. What antivirus should I upgrade to, considering XP is no longer supported? Don't tell me to upgrade my computer - we also have others running Win 7

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Paid - Kaspersky, F-Secure, Bitdefender
Free - MSE, Avast




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  # 1018990 5-Apr-2014 14:40
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Common Sense 2014 - best out there.

Common sense says you should upgrade to Windows 7 as it won't take long until XP is exploited with a 0day exploit meaning no AV software will be able to stop it. You'll find that most applications will run under Windows 7. What particular program are you using?




 
 
 
 


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  # 1019022 5-Apr-2014 15:19
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michaelmurfy: Common sense says you should upgrade to Windows 7 ...


If your software will run on XP it will almost certainly run on Windows 7.
I have recently upgraded 7 different elderly PCs to Win 7 with no problems whatsoever.
Avoid Windows 8 for all the usual reasons smile




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  # 1019108 5-Apr-2014 18:22
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billgates: Paid - Kaspersky, F-Secure, Bitdefender
Free - MSE, Avast


My XP laptop keeps warning me that the MSE support also ceases :-(






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  # 1019122 5-Apr-2014 18:58
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Interesting because Microsoft has decided to extend support for MSE until 2015. You will not be able to download it any more from next week but updates will be distributed.






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  # 1019130 5-Apr-2014 19:06
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Avast Free + Malware bytes Anti-Exploit and Microsofts EMET tool.
(All free.. MBAE and EMET are "anti-exploit" tools, designed to stop malware from exploiting your system in the first place)


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  # 1019414 6-Apr-2014 10:57
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Avast! free. Upgrade to W7, run your software in XP mode/XP VM if required.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1019416 6-Apr-2014 11:04
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I only use ESET Nod32




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michaelmurfy: Common Sense 2014 - best out there.

Common sense says you should upgrade to Windows 7 as it won't take long until XP is exploited with a 0day exploit meaning no AV software will be able to stop it. You'll find that most applications will run under Windows 7. What particular program are you using?

This.

Upgrade to Windows 7 or 8. Use whatever AV you find best. And run XP in a virtual machine without any internet connection to it, if you really need it.

But don't keep running XP on the PC itself. Antivirus programs do NOT fix security flaws, and theres going to be plenty of those coming out. All they do is look for files that are known to be malicious or appear suspicious. All an antivirus does is try and protect you from yourself - ie downloading dodgy files that are infected. And they can't protect you against new and unknown infected files, until the company that makes the product releases an update.

Anyone who continues running an unpatched OS such as XP especially connected to the internet when they know better, is quite frankly is being irresponsible.

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  # 1020569 8-Apr-2014 12:46
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What a load of old cobblers
The world will not implode if you run XP

MOST OF THE REAL WORLD VIRUS/MALWARE  INFECTIONS ARE ON FULLY UP TO DATE PC'S
The issue is usually user stupidity. Go on, click that popup. Go to some illegal vid streaming site each week & see just how
infected your PC will get. Open those joke & fake emails & click on those links. Open that bogus email attachment & run it.
Thats the real world security issue.

To most it just wont make any difference if you keep running XP. Many many XP PC's havnt been getting Winupdates
for years, yet still didnt have these supposed security blowouts . Same with the Win2K PC's still out there.
Many Vista & WIN7 pc's also arnt getting regular Winupdates. They dont have security blowouts


And why anyone would want to BUY & load Win7,8 on an 5-10year old PC is beyond me.
Go and buy a new PC, or buy an ex lease i3 with Win7 instead.

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  # 1020584 8-Apr-2014 12:59
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onetapu: I am going to be using Windows XP for some time for some software I'm using. I am currently using AVG free version. What antivirus should I upgrade to, considering XP is no longer supported? Don't tell me to upgrade my computer - we also have others running Win 7


I use ESET Cybersecurity Pro on my Macs. Seems pretty good to me.





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  # 1020598 8-Apr-2014 13:11
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I use McAfee on my Win7  i5,  ASUS laptop.    Free for broadband customers with Telecom

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  # 1020624 8-Apr-2014 13:25
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One of the biggest things is to run your everyday account as a standard user instead of an administrator. This will stop a lot of things installing. I use the microsoft antivirus systems.

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  # 1020630 8-Apr-2014 13:31
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qwertee: I use McAfee on my Win7  i5,  ASUS laptop.    Free for broadband customers with Telecom

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