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Old 04-04-2014, 12:19 PM
 
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I'm sure they'll refund the money you paid for MSE.

Microsoft Security Essentials is a free product on the Microsoft website so there is no money involved.
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Old 04-04-2014, 12:35 PM
 
Location: A safe distance from San Francisco
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Microsoft Security Essentials is a free product on the Microsoft website so there is no money involved.
I think that was his point.
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Old 04-04-2014, 12:37 PM
 
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Microsoft Security Essentials is a free product on the Microsoft website so there is no money involved.
Your sarcasm detector seems to not be working...
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Old 04-04-2014, 12:38 PM
 
Location: A safe distance from San Francisco
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What the heck is up with that? It should have been ok until April 8,but no.... I got a stupid pop-up telling me support was ending on the 8th and telling me I had two options,to either upgrade or buy a new PC,but then it wouldn't update or go back to green[protected status color]! Stayed orange so I uninstalled it and downloaded AVG. Am picking up a new PC today.

BTW why is Microsoft ending support anyway? How long did they support WIN 98?I knew people were still having Win 98 installed in custom built systems just a few years ago!
MSE is an annoyingly inferior product anyway....no great loss.
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Old 04-04-2014, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Arizona, The American Southwest
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The last item I read about MSE on XP, and correct me if I'm wrong, Microsoft will continue to provide virus definition updates for the application until some time in 2015, I believe August if I remember correctly..

Last edited by Magnum Mike; 04-04-2014 at 03:04 PM..
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Old 04-04-2014, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Microsoft Security Essentials - Microsoft Windows


"Will my PC be at risk after support ends for Windows XP?
PCs running Windows XP after April 8, 2014 should not be considered to be truly protected.

After support ends for Windows XP on April 8, 2014, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates for Windows XP to help protect your PC against malware. On this same date, Microsoft will also stop providing Microsoft Security Essentials for download on Windows XP. If you already have Microsoft Security Essentials installed when support ends for Windows XP, you will continue to receive Microsoft Security Essentials updates for a limited time to help identify malware on your PC. You can also still get the Malicious Software Removal Tool for Windows XP for a limited time through Windows Update and the Download Center.

These updates to our antimalware products for Windows XP can help detect and block certain malware on your Windows XP PC while you complete your transition to a fully supported operating system. It’s important to note, however, that because antimalware products have limited effectiveness on PCs that do not have the latest security updates, your PC will still be at risk for infection.

We strongly recommend that you complete your migration to a supported operating system as soon as possible so that you can receive regular security updates to help protect your computer from malicious attacks."



Not sure what limited time means.
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Old 04-04-2014, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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Your sarcasm detector seems to not be working...
Does MSE have one of those? That might explain it.

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Old 04-05-2014, 03:06 AM
 
Location: north central Ohio
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There's no reason no purchase one.

Avast, AVG, and several others are quite good free options.
I've gotten viruses with both of those,so never trusted a free anti-virus ever again,until I read the reviews on MSE. It was the ONLY 'free' one that did a great job!
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Old 04-05-2014, 05:20 AM
 
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Having antivirus is not a guarantee that you won't get infected, probably 90% of the infected machines I see were running a current AV app, MSE, Norton Trend Micro, Kaspersky, nothing will keep out everything.
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Old 04-05-2014, 07:53 AM
 
Location: northwest Illinois
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I use MSE also, and it does a great job but then I'm a win 7 home premium user.
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