Avast Antivirus No Longer Supports Windows XP

Avast has just announced that it’s pulling support for Windows XP and Windows Vista from its antivirus, with the next release to work exclusively on Windows 7 and newer.

In an announcement on the company’s official blog, Avast says updates for antivirus products on XP and Vista would no longer ship as of January 1, 2019, though the company also adds that virus definitions would continue to be released.

In other words, the existing versions of Avast will run on Windows XP just like before, but new features would only be offered in builds aimed at Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10.

Furthermore, Avast would no longer provide technical support to customers on Windows XP, meaning bugs and other issues experienced by the antivirus wouldn’t get an official fix.

“We recommend that all Avast users update their Windows operating systems to the latest version of Windows 10.

No comments:

Post a Comment