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Old 04-05-2014, 10:46 PM
 
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Okay, I know a gentleman who hasn't updated his XP for years. He surfs the internet a lot, and has never gotten a virus or any other malware. He told me he will just keep on using it, and "see what happens." For what it's worth, his anti-virus is free Avast.
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Old 04-06-2014, 06:58 AM
 
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I have a mix-and-match of various anti-malware programs on my five machines, due to various problems when updating (Avast, for instance blue-screened constantly on one XP machine after allegedly updating and even messed with the screen resolution - out of range!) and one anti-virus I am now using is the one bundled with ZoneAlarm, which doesn't seem to be causing any issues. Others are Avast, which runs OK on the Win 7 machine and AVG seems to work OK on another XP machine that gave problems, so I will probably use one or other of those (provided definitions are still available for XP) when MS SE finally expires.
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