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Offline MartinZ

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End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« on: July 20, 2018, 11:11:40 AM »
Beginning on January 1, 2019, new Avast/AVG Antivirus products will no longer be delivered for the Windows XP and Windows Vista operating systems.  As customer demand grows for Windows products for Windows 7 and other new versions,  demand for products that support Windows XP and Vista decreases.  In order to receive new feature releases of the Avast/AVG antivirus software, users will be required to update their Windows operating system.

This means that as of  January 2019, existing users on the Windows XP or Windows Vista OS will remain on version 18 or older rather than migrating to version 19.1 scheduled to be released in January of 2019. However, please note that all Windows XP and Vista users will continue to receive virus definitions updates from the Avast Threat Labs database after this date and Avast/AVG Antivirus versions 18 and older will continue to work as usual providing full protection,  but will not receive regular automatic updates of new program versions with new features.
« Last Edit: July 26, 2018, 06:26:14 PM by MartinZ »

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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2018, 12:53:28 PM »
Martin, what about Avast Business Antivirus? Do you know deadline for XP and Vista?
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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2018, 01:29:23 PM »
For business versions it will be the same, it should be announced in the Business section on forum soon

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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2018, 01:55:58 PM »
Thank you!
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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2018, 05:03:02 PM »
Glad to know what Avast is planning. I was getting tired of once a month or so major program upgrades, even though for the most part, they worked just fine.
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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2018, 10:21:36 AM »
Well we now have an official announcement rather than rumours. Good that Avast def updates will still be updated, just program version will be left at 18. This is similar position for Firefox Opera etc who maintain older versions with security updates only.

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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2018, 06:57:05 PM »
Same goes with AVG products as well, am I right?

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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2018, 11:55:29 PM »
Same goes with AVG products as well, am I right?
Since except for the UI, they are practically the same product, I highly doubt that AVG would be any different than Avast.
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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2018, 06:25:41 PM »
ye same for AVG, good point

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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2018, 11:32:52 PM »
I kinda expected it...
In 2019 the Microsoft Extended Support for POSReady2009 is gonna end, so I kinda expected that Avast was going to drop support for XP with Avast 19.
As long as definitions updates are provided, it's not gonna be a big deal, especially 'cause there are already many functions in Avast 18 and it's a really complete antivirus.
Hopefully, the latest 18.x stable release will be perfect and bug free, so XP users will have a bullet-proof product for the years to come.
I've been using Fedora, but I also have Windows XP installed in a VM for many tasks that I can't do in Linux.
I've been an Avast Beta Tester since 2013 when I purchased Internet Security and then Premier in 2015.
I'm gonna renew my Premier licence in a few days and my "journey" with Avast is not over yet; I'm just sad that I'm not gonna be a beta-tester anymore.

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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2018, 08:27:53 AM »
Goodbye XP and Vista

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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2018, 05:22:07 PM »
Will the last stable version of Avast that supports WinXP be available to download from avast forum/site after January 2019 ?
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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2018, 05:31:34 PM »
yes, it will still be possible after Jan 2019 to download the online installer and install it on 17-year old Windows XP/Vista. It will install the version 18.x. If you use the same installer on Windows 10 it will install version 19.x.

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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2018, 05:43:41 PM »
Thank you very much indeed for your prompt reply.
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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #14 on: July 31, 2018, 06:02:35 PM »
I recently upgrade my Avast Free version from 18.3.2333 to latest v.18.5.2342 on my Dell Inspiron XP SP4 1150/ Pentium 4 processor and runs good. The GUI takes lots of resources (unfortunately) but other then that the software is running efficiently and effectively.
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