Any thoughts would be appreciated, Harry Here is a list of several free A/V programs, many of which work on Windows XP: https:// Microsoft Security Essentials is no longer supported on Windows XP, as noted in the link posted above by Bruce.
But it doesn't say anything about when Security Essentials updates will stop.
When I first saw your post I thought these updates became available only to PCs with modified registry still having the benefit of regular Windows updates (POSReady 2009 for embedded machines). Hi HMW, Here is a good new : A new malware definition file is available since this morning for XP devices (1.239.990.0). This shows that presently MSE fully performs with XP PCs in spite of all warnings and fuzzy information released since two years on line. Excuse my basic english, this is not my mother tongue..... This time, instead of getting the connectivity problem message, the antimalware definition file tried to load, but I got a message saying it had encountered a problem and had to close. I have very little coding knowledge, so I have attached 4 files detailing what the error message contained. Then (April 5 maybe) I had a message saying that the update failed due to connection problems (it was not the case).
For planning purposes, enterprises using Firefox should consider May 2018 as the support end date for Windows XP and Vista.
So does anyone know if Microsoft has stopped supplying definition updates for Security Essentials on the XP? All I can find were press releases and articles from about 3 or 4 years ago.
They talked about not being able to install Security Essentials on an XP after mid 2014, but I could not find anything about when updates would end.
Doesn't matter if I select Express or Custom, it is stuck for hours at "Checking for the latest updates for your computer".
I have tried setting all services to default like Black Viper says for XP Professional SP3 and all seem to be fine.