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April 17th 2014 in Uncategorized


This article explains the behavior of Microsoft Security Essentials on Windows XP now that XP is no longer supported.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Users of MSE will continue to receive **antivirus updates** until 14 July 2015; that will protect you from malware such as viruses and trojans.  It will NOT, however, protect you from security vulnerabilities inherent to the operating system itself.

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