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Old 06-06-2014, 10:25 PM
 
Location: northcentral USA
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There was a commercial on TV for a .com site that offers to provide XP support for $50 a year - has anyone else seen it? I don't remember the name of the site - tried a websearch, but no luck. (Sorry if this has already been mentioned in this discussion.)
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Old 06-06-2014, 11:23 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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There was a commercial on TV for a .com site that offers to provide XP support for $50 a year - has anyone else seen it? I don't remember the name of the site - tried a websearch, but no luck. (Sorry if this has already been mentioned in this discussion.)
Sounds like you're thinking of PC Matic. Here's the website: PC MaticĀ® with SuperShield - As Seen on TV!

This is still fresh in my mind because I saw the commercial a little earlier this evening.
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Old 06-07-2014, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Scranton
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There was a commercial on TV for a .com site that offers to provide XP support for $50 a year - has anyone else seen it? I don't remember the name of the site - tried a websearch, but no luck. (Sorry if this has already been mentioned in this discussion.)
Or for a few more bucks, you can upgrade to a newer version of Windows and have MS give you support.
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Old 06-07-2014, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Just wondering how many here still run Windows XP on any of their computers?

Are you going to upgrade your current computer to a newer version of Windows?

Or buy a new PC?

Or continue to run Windows XP, and hope your computer doesn't get infected or hacked?

Your thoughts .....
Since I really don't have the money to get a new computer (I'm saving my funds to move in October), I'm just gonna keep XP on my desktop and fix up my Gateway laptop and put the window 7 hard drive in it (instead of the hard drive w/ Vista). I need to get the LCD screen replaced, since it stopped working altogether (motherboard is running fine). A good, updated antivirus and Malware bytes scans will be sufficient enough for me.
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Old 06-07-2014, 07:57 PM
 
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There was a commercial on TV for a .com site that offers to provide XP support for $50 a year - has anyone else seen it? I don't remember the name of the site - tried a websearch, but no luck. (Sorry if this has already been mentioned in this discussion.)
Consider just about any advert you see on TV for PC AV/tune/speed up as a scam.

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[color=Blue][font=Arial]Sounds like you're thinking of PC Matic.
Especially that one.
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Old 06-08-2014, 06:53 AM
 
Location: A safe distance from San Francisco
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Consider just about any advert you see on TV for PC AV/tune/speed up as a scam.



Especially that one.
Definitely.

Consider just about any pitch that tries to sell you something based on "end of support" fear as a scam. Including Microsoft's contention that you must "upgrade" your OS to keep your computer "safe".
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Old 06-08-2014, 04:43 PM
 
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Definitely.

Consider just about any pitch that tries to sell you something based on "end of support" fear as a scam. Including Microsoft's contention that you must "upgrade" your OS to keep your computer "safe".
Sigh.

Those ads are a scam, but XP is a huge target that almost certainly has major holes in it waiting to be discovered and exploited, and now there's no one to fix them. People should migrate away from it to something modern as soon as they can.
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Old 06-09-2014, 06:43 AM
 
Location: A safe distance from San Francisco
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Sigh.

Those ads are a scam, but XP is a huge target that almost certainly has major holes in it waiting to be discovered and exploited, and now there's no one to fix them. People should migrate away from it to something modern as soon as they can.
Who would have thought?

Ok, suppose you tell us all about how you were attacked and exploited while running "unsupported" OSs - and please be specific with detail. Don't bother with incidents that resulted from opening e-mail attachments from unknown/untrusted senders and the like....as they are user issues, not OS issues.

There's a scam out there, alright. And the line you're parroting is the largest part of it.
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Old 06-09-2014, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Microsoft Windows Xp : List of security vulnerabilities

Almost none of those have anything to do with opening an untrusted email.
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Old 06-09-2014, 12:12 PM
 
Location: A safe distance from San Francisco
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Microsoft Windows Xp : List of security vulnerabilities

Almost none of those have anything to do with opening an untrusted email.
Great. A laundry list of "threats" that almost no one understands....almost no one will be affected by....but use the term "remote attacker" to open wallets en mass.

Same question to you....tell us all about how you were attacked and exploited while running "unsupported" OSs - and please be specific with detail.
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