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Norton ongoing protection for Windows Vista after Microsoft ends support

Microsoft® has formally announced the end of support for Windows Vista on April 11th, 2017. Your Norton products will continue to support Windows Vista for the foreseeable future.

Your Norton client security software will no longer receive the new product updates that the customers on supported versions of Windows (Windows 10, Windows 8, and Windows 7) will receive. However, your Norton client security software will continue to receive the latest malware definitions by LiveUpdate, vulnerability updates and compatibility fixes. Identity Safe browser extension is no longer supported on Windows Vista. For more information, read Norton Maintenance Mode for Windows XP and Windows Vista.

However, be aware that in addition to running the most up-to-date security products, another important aspect of protecting your computer is to keep it current with the latest service pack and patches for the operating system.

As Microsoft announced, they will no longer publish patches for Windows Vista, these computers may become targets for cybercriminals, particularly if new vulnerabilities are discovered in the operating system. Depending on the nature of the threats involved, Windows Vista may be susceptible to viruses and risks to which more recent iterations of Windows are immune. Due to this, we strongly recommend that you upgrade your Windows Vista computer to a supported operating system as soon as possible.

1Source: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/22882/windows-vista-end-of-support

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DOCID: v121103027
Operating System: Windows
Last modified: 06/03/2019