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Old 07-10-2014, 05:45 AM
 
Location: A safe distance from San Francisco
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It is now July 2014 and yesterday I got POP-UP supposedly from Windows Update for a malicious software removal tool.Since all support supposedly ended for XP [which I have] in April, what the heck is up with this?
Microsoft extends life of Malicious Software Removal Tool on XP | ZDNet

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Microsoft confirmed today for ZDNet that they will continue to create and distribute the Malicious Software Removal Tool for Windows XP users until July 14, 2015.
A Microsoft spokesperson said "Microsoft's Malicious Software Removal Tool is aligned with the company's antimalware engines and signatures and as such, the removal tool will continue to be provided for Windows XP through July 14, 2015."
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Old 07-10-2014, 08:23 AM
 
Location: north central Ohio
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Thank you,I would have never known that! I am still planning to get a new PC soon,just haven't felt the need to yet.
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Old 07-10-2014, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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Last edited by skinsguy37; 07-10-2014 at 12:20 PM.. Reason: duplicate.
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Old 07-10-2014, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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And Windows 7 will be supported until 2020.
Only IF you pay for extended support. Mainstream support ends January of 2015.
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Old 07-10-2014, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Wandering.
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Only IF you pay for extended support. Mainstream support ends January of 2015.
That only applies to non security releted hotfixes ... Security related updates are provided throughout Extended Support.
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Old 07-10-2014, 02:46 PM
 
Location: north central Ohio
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That only applies to non security releted hotfixes ... Security related updates are provided throughout Extended Support.
Very good to know,thank you.
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Old 07-10-2014, 03:17 PM
 
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Only IF you pay for extended support. Mainstream support ends January of 2015.
Completely incorrect, as pointed out above.
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Old 07-10-2014, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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That only applies to non security releted hotfixes ... Security related updates are provided throughout Extended Support.
Ahh.....thanks for clarification. However one does need to be running Service Pack One.
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Old 07-10-2014, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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Completely incorrect, as pointed out above.
Thanks. Got it the first time.
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Old 07-11-2014, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Ahh.....thanks for clarification. However one does need to be running Service Pack One.
Why would anyone NOT be running SP1?
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