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Norton ongoing protection for Windows XP after Microsoft ends support

Microsoft® has formally announced the end of support for Windows XP on April 8th, 2014. Your Norton products will continue to support Windows XP 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 XP. For more information, see 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 XP. Computers using this operating system may become targets for cybercriminals, particularly if new vulnerabilities are discovered. Depending on the nature of the threats involved, Windows XP may be susceptible to viruses and risks to which more recent iterations of Windows are immune. Due to this, if you currently use Windows XP, we strongly recommend that you upgrade your computer to a supported operating system as soon as possible.

1 Source: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/14223/windows-xp-end-of-support

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DOCID: v95977279_EndUserProfile_en_us
Operating System: Windows
Last modified: 06/06/2018