To Windows XP Users Still Using Microsoft Security Essentials

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TheShooter93

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Great message to get out there. I know a lot of people who are running this on XP. (y)
 

valis

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heck, I know a lot of businesses that are still using it.
 

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I've seen a number of TSGSIU logs for Windows XP that show MSE is still being used, so this thread is mostly directed at them.

I've never used Avast and don't like AVG, so I install Panda Free Antivirus 2015 in the few Windows XP computers that I service.

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I've made this a sticky post for now so it won't fall too far down and hopefully those concerned will see it and be reminded that they need to take some measures to continue to protect their computers.
 

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I've made this a sticky post for now so it won't fall too far down and hopefully those concerned will see it and be reminded that they need to take some measures to continue to protect their computers.
(y)
 

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I've made this a sticky post for now so it won't fall too far down and hopefully those concerned will see it and be reminded that they need to take some measures to continue to protect their computers.
Glad to hear it. :)
 

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As always, there will be many different ideas on which is the best tool to replace it, but the important thing IS to replace it with one that is kept up to date. Most AV makers provide free versions for home and personal use as well as paid for ones for businesses.

I use a free one on a day to day basis, and run a different one as a quick scan every week or so, and have done it like this for years and I have only ever had one nasty - which as it happens got past ALL the paid for ones as well.

My AV DOES sometimes warn me about web sites I was going to visit and I assume that is because of bad adverts or links that they contain. I try to practice safe surfing anyway.
 
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I was never a big fan of MSE, it always made the computer slow and was not a very good scanner anyway. I uninstalled it a long time ago off all my PC's.
 
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