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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #196 on: August 24, 2019, 01:40:36 AM »
THe verification letters are only for the first 3 posts.....Forum Spam bot protection. :)
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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #197 on: August 24, 2019, 01:43:11 AM »
The verification letters are called captchas.
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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #198 on: August 27, 2019, 10:53:47 AM »
The verification letters are called captchas.

I'm well aware of captchas but the ones used here are damn hard to make out for me.

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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #199 on: August 27, 2019, 01:36:53 PM »
The verification letters are called captchas.

I'm well aware of captchas but the ones used here are damn hard to make out for me.

One more post after this one and I should be done with them so I'll survive. ;)
So say Thanks or Finally in your next reply and get it over with. :)
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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #200 on: August 27, 2019, 07:40:04 PM »
It's been a long time since I used XP but like your high school sweetheart, good memories!  ;)
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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #201 on: August 27, 2019, 10:05:53 PM »
It's been a long time since I used XP but like your high school sweetheart, good memories!  ;)
Considering the security concerns, it's probably a memory no longer in use. :)
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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #202 on: October 07, 2019, 09:53:47 PM »
Beginning on December 1, 2018, new Avast/AVG Antivirus products will no longer be delivered for the Windows XP and Windows Vista operating systems.

Why?

I've been using Avast Pro for a number of years on 2 computers Windows XP and Windows 7. Its always installed and worked. The compatibility is still Windows XP.

The only reason I use Avast is the license can be used on 3 computers. All other anti-virus software to pay again for each computer.

There are bugs in the software for the same application ETKA. I've reported this when the popup shows suspicious activity. The reply says thank you it will be look at for the next update.

This is total bull as it isn't an application exe its a software update exe.  I scan all files and Avast shows all clear. I have to disable Avast before I download the files and update.
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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #203 on: October 07, 2019, 10:40:51 PM »
Beginning on December 1, 2018, new Avast/AVG Antivirus products will no longer be delivered for the Windows XP and Windows Vista operating systems.

Why?

I've been using Avast Pro for a number of years on 2 computers Windows XP and Windows 7. Its always installed and worked. The compatibility is still Windows XP.

The only reason I use Avast is the license can be used on 3 computers. All other anti-virus software to pay again for each computer.

There are bugs in the software for the same application ETKA. I've reported this when the popup shows suspicious activity. The reply says thank you it will be look at for the next update.

This is total bull as it isn't an application exe its a software update exe.  I scan all files and Avast shows all clear. I have to disable Avast before I download the files and update.
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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #204 on: October 12, 2019, 01:44:28 AM »
Will still be using XP.  Most of the country of England still uses XP, Microsoft was forced to continue updates to XP, so no it's not going away anytime soon.

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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #205 on: October 12, 2019, 02:15:04 AM »
Will still be using XP.  Most of the country of England still uses XP, Microsoft was forced to continue updates to XP, so no it's not going away anytime soon.

Well XP may not be going anywhere any time soon (as many institutions across the Globe are still on XP systems/networks) unfortunately, it certainly lacks the 'Security Level Coding' that's needed these days even with MS updates.
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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #206 on: October 12, 2019, 04:33:40 PM »
Will still be using XP.  Most of the country of England still uses XP, Microsoft was forced to continue updates to XP, so no it's not going away anytime soon.
I highly doubt that Microsoft was forced to continue the support for this by now outdated and badly compromised OS.
Microsoft saw an opportunity to make extra money by continuing with making updates available even though some security vulnerabilities can't be updated.
The only safe Windows XP system is the one that doesn't use the internet. For many systems that run programs supporting specific applications, that is quite often the case.
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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #207 on: October 14, 2019, 10:14:27 AM »
Will still be using XP.  Most of the country of England still uses XP, Microsoft was forced to continue updates to XP, so no it's not going away anytime soon.

Yes, it's still possible to get XP supported, but the company needs to pay for it.

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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #208 on: October 15, 2019, 10:55:03 AM »
Will still be using XP.  Most of the country of England still uses XP, Microsoft was forced to continue updates to XP, so no it's not going away anytime soon.
I highly doubt that Microsoft was forced to continue the support for this by now outdated and badly compromised OS.
Microsoft saw an opportunity to make extra money by continuing with making updates available even though some security vulnerabilities can't be updated.
The only safe Windows XP system is the one that doesn't use the internet. For many systems that run programs supporting specific applications, that is quite often the case.

I beg to differ.  I've used XP online in many dark corners of the web for a decade and never once been compromised by any virus or malware.  Sure I've had some try but none have managed to do any harm. (knock wood :) )

It's all moot now as I've bought a new/used computer that came with Win10 but I installed a 2nd drive and an old version of Win7 and am using that instead.  Just uninstalled Avast and installed Micro$oft Security Essentials.  No more freakin' nag screens and spyware type behavior!

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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #209 on: October 15, 2019, 12:50:38 PM »
I beg to differ.  I've used XP online in many dark corners of the web for a decade and never once been compromised by any virus or malware.
Right, if the nostalgic people who still use xp with the Internet had had serious problems, it would be known and nobody would use it anymore.
Thanks to those who say otherwise to cite documented sources with concerns that would not occur with a supported OS.