F Secure has been working perfectly with my XP machine, renewed and the action centre still showed that it was running out of time. Contacted support centre and all sethu could say was that it would not work with XP. It obviously was, but all sethu could offer was a refund. I have been a customer going back to the days of Mercury, cable and wireless, ntl, antivirus used to be free, I spend over £100 am I the only one who thinks this is hopeless can anyone recommend a replacement antivirus
Even the best AV software will not be guaranteed to work effectively with an obsolete/unsupported OS, but in the end the choice is yours. Upgrade to a supported OS or continue as you are. Just remember not to complain when your system fails or becomes compromised.
There's nothing wrong with XP as a quick system for simple tasks not able to be done on Linux - such as my Polar Heartware Monitor data uploader, ExactAudioCopy CD - flac ripper and a few other apps. Unfortunately, these 1st two apps connect to the nasty www to transfer data (album covers, etc) which could pose a risk (and they are not WINE compatible and EAC is by far the most superior quality flac maker currently available to audiophiles IMHO). But those aside, and otherwise running XP off-line, it is fine. As was Windows95 - far faster than Win7/WinX will ever be to boot up, open a quick Word Doc or spreadsheet, print it, then shut-down or reboot to Linux.
Until Tuesday, when my F-Secure SAFE subscription got renewed for my other devices, it worked OK on the XP desktop. Now, Cleverbridge tell me that it has been deliberately disabled to XP systems because "Microsoft will no longer offer them support", so Cleverbridge (and presumably other vendors) have taken the easy option, to opt out and discontinue.
Thanks for nothing.
And I'm not desirous of shelling out dosh on an upgrade from XP which quite probably won't run on the aged DELL Dimension 3100 anyway. At least Linux OSes avoid the need to having to scrap/replace your hardware every 3 or 4 years: +1 to linuxMint.
But thanks for the listing above, for as long as these software makers keep us XP users AV safe...
Thanks Graeme. I got bitdefenders xp version. Like you I only do simple tasks, print posters for my jazz events plus the odd word document and spreadsheet, the odd photo and solitaire. If I change OS I have to build a whole new computer, a lot of my hardware will stop working and some of my old programs will need to be replaced.Stay away from porno sites and looking for keygens and you will be much safer, thanks again Graeme
Linux supports my old Plustek Scanner (no room to use it though). Linux Libre Office is the best looking easy to use word processor I've come across in a long time. Linux also prints a heck of a lot faster, and it a lot looks clearer. You don't get whacked with Windows viruses either. Dual boot, find the nasty (Windows) malware, delete it.
As for Windows 10... its caused nothing but problems.
May you have a peaceful Christmas, your broadband get speedy, and a better 2017 (this includes the n00bs too)!