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The AchieVer posted a topic in Software NewsSome Windows 7, 8.1 users reporting Security Essentials and Windows Defender problems Some Windows 7 and 8.1 users are noticing that their automatic anti-malware protection has been turned off and are seeing out-of-date virus definitions. A definition update fix may be coming shortly. A number of Windows 7 and 8.1 users are encountering problems with Microsoft Security Essentials and Windows Defender. Users are seeing their automatic anti-malware protection turned o
Karlston posted a topic in Security & Privacy NewsMicrosoft to end updates to Windows 7's free AV software, Security Essentials When support for Windows 7 ends on Jan. 14, Microsoft will also stop providing new malware signatures for its home-grown Security Essentials software. Microsoft / Gerd Altmann (CC0) Microsoft will not provide new malware signatures for its home-grown Security Essentials software after it retires Windows 7 in five weeks. "No, your Windows 7 computer is not protected by MSE ((Microsoft Security Essentials)) after January 14, 2020
Karlston posted a topic in Security & Privacy NewsWill Microsoft stop updating its Security Essentials on Jan. 14? Are you sure? A very poorly worded support document and a glimpse at the past have me wondering if Microsoft will, in fact, continue supporting its premier Win7 antivirus product after Win7 hits the skids next month. Thinkstock/Microsoft You know that businesses will be able to pay for Win7 security patches after Win7 hits end-of-life on Jan. 14. Many of Microsoft's Extended Security Update program details aren't clear to me — How does a very small business buy ESU? W