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Kudos0

Out of date Windows Operating Systems

Microsoft's continuing "upgrades" to new operating systems jeopardizes older applications that worked under earlier Windows systems.  Does Norton Security continue to provide total protection so that a customer doesn't have to keep changing to the more recent Microsoft Windows versions?  E.G., would a Norton Security customer still be safe in 2017 if he/she were still using Windows XP or Windows 7? 

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Kudos0

Re: Out of date Windows Operating Systems

Microsoft ended support for XP as of April 8, 2014. No one should be using it. Vista supported will end in April of 2017. Windows 7, 8 and 10 are still very much supported. 

https://support.norton.com/sp/en/us/home/current/solutions/v95977279_End...

Kudos0

Re: Out of date Windows Operating Systems

@LarryBurch:

Yr Q: (Norton & Win XP SP3 and/or Win7)

Does Norton Security continue to provide total protection so that a customer doesn't have to keep changing to the more recent Microsoft Windows versions?  E.G., would a Norton Security customer still be safe in 2017 if he/she were still using Windows XP or Windows 7? 

A: You may review said KB above: 

Your Norton products will continue to support Windows XP for the foreseeable future. Current supported products include the latest version of:

  • Norton AntiVirus

  • Norton Internet Security

  • Norton 360

  • Norton Security Suite

  • Norton Security

However, be aware that in addition to running the most up-to-date security products, another important aspect of protecting your computer is to keep them current with the latest service pack and patches for the operating system.

 For related info, you may read this KB re (Compatibility of Norton products with Windows) and/or this one (re Migrate your Norton product to a new version of Windows) later.

If you want to keep using your current O/S like... Windows 7/8/8.1, you may consider using GWX Control Panel:

GWX is a free tool that can remove and disable the 'Get Windows 10' notification area icon on Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Thx :) 

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Kudos0

Re: Out of date Windows Operating Systems

However, be aware that in addition to running the most up-to-date security products, another important aspect of protecting your computer is to keep them current with the latest service pack and patches for the operating system.

As Microsoft announced that they will no longer publish patches for Windows XP, these computers may become targets for cybercriminals, particularly if new vulnerabilities are discovered in the operating system. Depending on the nature of the threats involved, Windows XP may be susceptible to viruses and risks to which more recent iterations of Windows are immune. Due to this, we strongly recommend that you upgrade your Windows XP computer to a supported operating system as soon as possible.

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