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  • Microsoft Security Essentials warning about end-of-support for Vista

    Posted on January 10th, 2017 at 17:57 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Support for Vista will end on April 11 – three months from now. Apparently Microsoft Security Essentials is getting a little pushy about it. This from EB:

    This morning MSE (4.9.218.0) greeted me with a popup warning on my fully updated Vista SP2 X64 system with a questionable warning about operating system end of support, fixed itself in “Potentially Unprotected” status and provided a link to a Kb article that thinks I’m running XP!

    Following is a screen shot of the MSE interface.

    mse-vista

    And clicking the link takes me to a completely irrelevant https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/14223/windows-xp-end-of-support

    I also updated MSE to the latest version (in a virtual machine) and received the same results.

    Sometimes it seems to me that MS documentation is handled by poorly programmed bots and the accuracy of information is not checked before it is released to the public.

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