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      • #2346927
        rebop2020
        AskWoody Plus

        Been using ESET NOD32 forever. Win 7 and Win 10. And before those. No issues.

        I have licenses through Fed 2023 and yet got a popup that they will no longer support Windows 7 as of April 21. Not much detail as to what that means. Still definitions? Shut down? Dunno.

        So, questions:

        Is Windows Defender in WINDOW 7 recommended? Will that keep working? If not, what will in 7?

        Have you ever removed ESET? Did it remove or need their super invasive uninstaller?

        Appreciate some opinions.

        PS. Not a Norton Guy at all.

        PS: This machine will not get a Win 10 update. Too much that runs here that will not in 7.

         

      • #2346982
        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        Windows Defender is good, even in W7. It’s all I ever run.

        I would write to Eset and demand my money back.

        cheers, Paul

        • #2347094
          rebop2020
          AskWoody Plus

          Thanks. Not as worried about the money as something I can use for at least a few years on Windows 7.

          So WIN 7 Defender gets regular updates and M’soft will continue? Anything to install after uninstall of ESET if I choose to go that way?

      • #2346999
        Moonshine
        AskWoody Lounger

        Is the pop up like this:

        . . . . could it be an advisory, have you tried clicking the tabs?
        If you click to unsubscribe, you shouldn’t get any more of these and you’ll still know that Windows 7 isn’t supported by MS anymore because it isn’t.
        Apparently some using Windows 10 were getting similar pop ups.
        The machine(s) had been upgraded from W7 to W10 and a bug wasn’t recognising the fact that they were now on the supported W10.

        • This reply was modified 1 month, 1 week ago by Moonshine.
        • #2347095
          rebop2020
          AskWoody Plus

          Thanks. i was different. Specificall said ESET will not be supported after April 2021 for Windows 7. Had a button that took me to a page that had a choice to upgrade to Win 10 OR a button of rI have a reason NOT to upgrade wiot Windows 10. Clicking that had a couple of checks to be sure a few KB’s were installed on my system. All were. But then no indication if I successfully had avoided the update and ESET would continue or….?

          I wish I had taken screen shots, but too shocked at the moment to do that. Will next time if there is a next time.

      • #2347011
        CraigS26
        AskWoody Plus

        https://forum.eset.com/forum/24-eset-nod32-antivirus/

        IF you ask the NOD32 Forum you’ll get a quicker and more official answer about this. Only current Thread I see is about EOL popup for Win 7 happening on W10 machines. The ESET EIS Forum I use is responsive, & I’m sure the NOD32 group will be.

        EDIT: I’m Not Completely sure you’re quoting the popup correctly. Can you post it here?

        W10 Pro 20H2 / Hm-Stdnt Ofce '16 C2R / HP Envy Desktop-Ethernet/ 12 GB / 256G SSD + 1 TB HDD / i5-8400 CoffeeLake-S / GP=2 + FtrU=Semi-Annual + Feature Defer = 1 + QU=0

        • This reply was modified 1 month, 1 week ago by CraigS26.
        • #2347101
          rebop2020
          AskWoody Plus

          Thanks. And wish I could post it. But trust me, it said as I said. Was ESET not being supported, not Windows 7.

           

          I’ll check the forum.

      • #2347109
        Moonshine
        AskWoody Lounger

        What version of ESET are you using – is it the latest?

        https://support-eol.eset.com/en/home_windows7_cantupgrade.html

        • This reply was modified 1 month, 1 week ago by Moonshine.
        • #2347119
          rebop2020
          AskWoody Plus

          I DO have the most current version (on both my Win 7 and Win 10 machines). But very interesting. Your link is the page the Alert took me to!

          I did verify  all. I see now this was “probably” designed for someone that WANTED to update that machine to Windows 10 and could not. I misinterpreted fist time think that this is what was going to set my preference to remain on Windows 7. And I got nothing after going through that page.

          With luck I will get the pop-up again before April and post here. I’ll also Google to see if I can find that pop-up.

          Thanks.

      • #2347124
        rebop2020
        AskWoody Plus

        This could be:

        https://support-eol.eset.com/en/trending_vista_7.html

        What is SHA-1?

        SHA-1 is a digest algorithm of the code signing certificate used by ESET to sign the code of its products. In a short timespan, ESET’s SHA-1 code signing certificate is expiring. Microsoft announced deprecation of Secure Hash Algorithm 1 (SHA-1) and started migration process to SHA-2 in early 2019. Newer ESET products use SHA-2 certificates meeting security standards.
        ESET will no longer work on Windows Vista and Windows 7 without Microsoft updates

        Your ESET product will no longer update its modules, including the detection engine, on operating systems without SHA-2 support. Ultimately, your ESET product will not be fully functional and will be unable to provide sufficient protection.

        •Which version of Windows operating system am I running?

        Some ESET product versions expired on January 27, 2020. The rest will expire by April 15, 2021.
        Temporary solution available on an unsupported version of Windows

        To continue receiving protection and the latest ESET features,

        •Windows 7 operating system users must install SP1 and apply the hmtoggle_plus0 appropriate Microsoft Windows updates,

        •Windows Vista no longer supports SHA-2 and the latest ESET products do not work on this operating system.

        This MUST be what they were more cryptically trying to say.

        This was the landing page from the pop-up:

        https://support-eol.eset.com/en/home_7.html

        I chose I cannot upgrade for specific reasons.

        I’m thinking I am ok and first reads did not communicate well to me.

      • #2347131
        Cybertooth
        AskWoody Plus

        If you’re looking for an alternative AV for your Windows 7 system–I’ve had good experience with Bit Defender ever since I moved my main Win7 PC off Norton a couple of years ago.

        Thus far, the ESET Online Scanner is still working great on my Vista machine.

         

        • This reply was modified 1 month, 1 week ago by Cybertooth.
        • #2347133
          rebop2020
          AskWoody Plus

          Appreciate the recommendation. As it looks, ESET will continue to support Win 7, just not without their mentioned updates. The dialogs were confusing to me in what they were really saying. So I will sit tight as it works just fine for me and I have 3 years more on my license!

           

           

          • #2347170
            Alex5723
            AskWoody Plus

            Your ESET product will no longer update its modules, including the detection engine, on operating systems without SHA-2 support. Ultimately, your ESET product will not be fully functional and will be unable to provide sufficient protection.

            You prefer to continue using a crippled non updated security software ? What’s the use ?

            • This reply was modified 1 month, 1 week ago by Alex5723.
      • #2347174
        rebop2020
        AskWoody Plus

        I think you are misreading as I did:

         

        Your ESET product will no longer update its modules, including the detection engine, on operating systems without SHA-2 support. Ultimately, your ESET product will not be fully functional and will be unable to provide sufficient protection.

         

        Those Windows updates implement said SHA-2.

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