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Offline Брюс

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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #90 on: November 06, 2018, 02:50:28 PM »
Well 100% ending support. This doesn't include UPDATES does it to the AV database? Another company had did this YEARS ago but allowed updates to  the AV database. Otherwise it puts EVERYONE else at risk too. I am a part of a Nationwide  Emergency Management system. We use durable equipment that REQUIRES XP or sooner. We have hundreds upon hundreds of thousands of dollars of equipment. Windows XP along with Avast is the heart of this system. This is part of the Volunteer system by federally licensed individuals in every state in the USA. We have people in DHS,DOD,FEMA,Red Cross  & other various State and Federal Agencies in this Emergency Management System for deployment and assistance. Basically we are the ONLY  one's available for contacts in a emergency such as Loss of  Power,Medical Emergencies, Tornadoes. Our equipment is not what some would see as 'outdated' by any means. Newer equipment does NOT meet standards and will fail under various conditions. Our devices are exposed to extreme temperatures, humidity, shock, eletro-static [Lightening]. These systems are in place and needs to equipment  to be added. Being more is needed to make our grid have more redundancies. AVAST works the best AV out there and doesn;t interfere or slow down what we have to do. GREAT Losses to Security and potentially the lives of countless thousands. Would be at some stake if part of our system has no AVAST AV system. Not to mention the losses to Avast nationwide. If we can't run our equipment based  on these issues. The costs would be priceless. PLEASE do not blacklist XP. Windows 10 is  NOT compatible with our systems nor is Windows 7. It took  decades to have these systems in place. In this day & age we do  NOT have the time to replace what would be MILLIONS of Dollars and man hours to TRY and keep volunteers. This change to AVAST would more than Jeopardize a major Emergency Management system.

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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #91 on: November 06, 2018, 03:26:11 PM »
Well 100% ending support. This doesn't include UPDATES does it to the AV database? Another company had did this YEARS ago but allowed updates to  the AV database. Otherwise it puts EVERYONE else at risk too. I am a part of a Nationwide  Emergency Management system. We use durable equipment that REQUIRES XP or sooner. We have hundreds upon hundreds of thousands of dollars of equipment. Windows XP along with Avast is the heart of this system. This is part of the Volunteer system by federally licensed individuals in every state in the USA. We have people in DHS,DOD,FEMA,Red Cross  & other various State and Federal Agencies in this Emergency Management System for deployment and assistance. Basically we are the ONLY  one's available for contacts in a emergency such as Loss of  Power,Medical Emergencies, Tornadoes. Our equipment is not what some would see as 'outdated' by any means. Newer equipment does NOT meet standards and will fail under various conditions. Our devices are exposed to extreme temperatures, humidity, shock, eletro-static [Lightening]. These systems are in place and needs to equipment  to be added. Being more is needed to make our grid have more redundancies. AVAST works the best AV out there and doesn;t interfere or slow down what we have to do. GREAT Losses to Security and potentially the lives of countless thousands. Would be at some stake if part of our system has no AVAST AV system. Not to mention the losses to Avast nationwide. If we can't run our equipment based  on these issues. The costs would be priceless. PLEASE do not blacklist XP. Windows 10 is  NOT compatible with our systems nor is Windows 7. It took  decades to have these systems in place. In this day & age we do  NOT have the time to replace what would be MILLIONS of Dollars and man hours to TRY and keep volunteers. This change to AVAST would more than Jeopardize a major Emergency Management system.
As already stated, You'll continue to receive streaming and VPS updates. Protection updates continue Program Enhancements will end.
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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #92 on: November 08, 2018, 06:32:12 PM »
XP and Vista still get virus definitions. So what is point of this thread?  Only virus definitions are needed for protected system, no each month changed GUI or new bloatware.

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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #93 on: November 09, 2018, 12:46:28 AM »
XP and Vista still get virus definitions. So what is point of this thread?  Only virus definitions are needed for protected system, no each month changed GUI or new bloatware.
Any new technology that would increase your protection which isn't tied to streaming or VPS updates would not be available to these older systems mainly because these systems don't have the capabilities of using this newer technology. Increasing protection isn't tied to a database of known dangers. Currently, stopping new and unknown malware is done via other means. Artificial intelligence is only one of these newer methods.
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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #94 on: November 09, 2018, 07:25:06 AM »
XP and Vista still get virus definitions. So what is point of this thread?  Only virus definitions are needed for protected system, no each month changed GUI or new bloatware.
Any new technology that would increase your protection which isn't tied to streaming or VPS updates would not be available to these older systems mainly because these systems don't have the capabilities of using this newer technology. Increasing protection isn't tied to a database of known dangers. Currently, stopping new and unknown malware is done via other means. Artificial intelligence is only one of these newer methods.
Well said bob3160.   :)

VPS virus database files are like having a locked front door which will block bad files from entering.  But malware now can enter through cracks in your wall, cracked open windows, and even through your basement.  Some can even pick your lock.  This is where new and modern up-to-date a/v solutions can protect your system beyond traditional protection means.
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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #95 on: November 09, 2018, 07:39:49 AM »
XP and Vista still get virus definitions. So what is point of this thread?  Only virus definitions are needed for protected system, no each month changed GUI or new bloatware.
Any new technology that would increase your protection which isn't tied to streaming or VPS updates would not be available to these older systems mainly because these systems don't have the capabilities of using this newer technology. Increasing protection isn't tied to a database of known dangers. Currently, stopping new and unknown malware is done via other means. Artificial intelligence is only one of these newer methods.
Well said bob3160.   :)

VPS virus database files are like having a locked front door which will block bad files from entering.  But malware now can enter through cracks in your wall, cracked open windows, and even through your basement.  Some can even pick your lock.  This is where new and modern up-to-date a/v solutions can protect your system beyond traditional protection means.
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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #96 on: November 09, 2018, 04:51:10 PM »
Nice link Asyn.
Great info. for the interested :)
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