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Offline Tom_798

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Avast Free Antivirus Updates
« on: April 14, 2019, 06:18:59 PM »
  Hello & I would like to have some idea of when updating of cyber security products will discontinue as far as the Windows 7 operating systems.  I know that Microsoft will discontinue extended support in January, 2020. 
  Thanks for any information you could provide me.

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Re: Avast Free Antivirus Updates
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2019, 06:28:47 PM »
  Hello & I would like to have some idea of when updating of cyber security products will discontinue as far as the Windows 7 operating systems.  I know that Microsoft will discontinue extended support in January, 2020. 
Seems to become a severe proplem to you. I mean, you have time enough to decide, which os you will install instead of W7. As you can see in my sig, I'm always gathering experiences from XP to W10.
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Re: Avast Free Antivirus Updates
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2019, 07:55:56 PM »
Do you have an answer to my question or is it that no one knows or has any idea? 

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Re: Avast Free Antivirus Updates
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2019, 08:28:36 PM »
Only Avast can say when support for Windows 7 will occur.

We users can only take notice of the continued support for winXP many, many years after Microsoft dropped support.  Official support for XP/Vista in the form of Avast has only officially ended this year, the last program version for XP/Vista is avast 18.8  see, https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=220639.0 to get some idea of just how long after Microsoft drop support.

Even then XP/Vista users on 18.8 can still get virus definition updates, so there is still limited support after that deadline.  Mentioned in the topic link that I gave, there may also be the possibility of some future program updates for avast 18 (the last supported program version).

So, based on the above, the end of support for windows 7 by avast is likely to be some reasonable time in the future.
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