Can the new version of MSE be run on XP now? When it first came out, it couldn't, you had to have Vista SP1 or above. At that time, you had to register for the the download, it was a few months back.This is why I am running it on my Virtual XP, I do run the previous version of MSE on my main computer and have never had a problem with it. I have had only 3 i attempts at my maschine being infected since I bought my first computer in 1993, I use MSE Super anti spyware, spyware blaster and Maleware bytes
Yes, MSE is now an available update for XP SP3 & above, but not the newer version of it. I just last night installed XP to fold with inside of Linux Mint.I did a clean install of XP Pro for a friend the other day on their totally infected 5 year old system and now MSE is included in the XP Optional Updates section.
XP isn't that insecure or it wouldn't have lasted or be so popular for these past 9 years. It's how you configure it and the AV or IS or firewall software used that makes a huge difference. Remember, hundreds of millions of users DID check their emails and DID conduct business with XP and nearly all had no issues at all.
Yes, MSE is now an available update for XP SP3 & above, but not the newer version of it. I just last night installed XP to fold with inside of Linux Mint.
XP has been very popular these past 9 years, I can't argue that. But the main reason that XP still has over 50% usage is due to the economy. For many, it's either stick with XP, or go to Linux. Many computer users aren't fortunate enough to have Windows 7, or a computer modern enough for it to operate properly on.
And MSE is a worthy AV, but there are more and more reports of attacks against it. If you're going to run MSE, a second scanner should be used. The ESET Online Scanner is an excellent one to use for that purpose.
But as far as I know, MSE version 2 is not available for XP. It was meant to be for Vista and Win 7 users only. In less than two months, XP will be 10 years old. It can't be catered to forever.
Anyway, I had XP Pro, as my main OS from early 2002 until Nov 2009, almost eight years. The first six years weren't bad at all, but the last two, I had to deal with several infections, a few of which MS had to patch.Windows XP was released on October 25, 2001, to the general public and to retailers worldwide.
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