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Malwarebytes pledges to provide lifetime support for XP users

  1. Anti-virus specialist Malwarebytes announced today its new Anti-Malware Premium suite. According to the company, the suite will provide lifetime support to XP users, which still make up 20 percent of its user base. The news comes just a week after...

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  2. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,509   +2,055

    I guess the folk at Anti Malwarebytes have tried Win 8.
     
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  3. "I guess the folk at Anti Malwarebytes have tried Win 8."

    The Win 8 Cliche is old now. Windows 8 has proven to be the most stable, fastest, most secure, and most flexible Windows yet. If you don't like the layout, then do what millions of smart users do. Use classic shell.

    Will never understand why so many self-proclaimed power users would rather trash the OS and opt for a less capable version rather than spending 30 seconds to modify 8 to make it look exactly how they want.
     
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  4. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    I guess a large percentage of their users are on XP.

    This made my day :D.
     
  5. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 1,953   +162

    Win 8 looks like a cell phone OS.
     
  6. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,556   +2,900

    Because the OS should be designed with custom capabilities, instead of a my way or pay third party approach.
     
  7. Railman

    Railman TS Booster Posts: 708   +101

    But you are missing the true market for this product. It is not aimed at the casual domestic PC user but the Corporate user who needs to run XP as the custom programs in use will not work on newer equipment or operating systems. Classic shell is no good for that market!

    By the way I believe that over 80% of the cashpoint machines use XP. It will take longer than a year to upgrade all those machines.
     
  8. Gaara

    Gaara TS Enthusiast Posts: 99   +25

    Malwarebytes GOOD WORK!! thank you!! I LOVE YOUR PRODUCTS
     
  9. misor

    misor TS Evangelist Posts: 1,163   +197

    nice move, good work, thumbs up, malwarebytes!
    while I embrace almost any latest MS product offering I can afford (and disregarding others beyond my pocket), I salute companies which include as many OS versions as they can for their commercial/free products.
     
  10. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 1,631   +432

    I understand Malwarebytes is a business and supporting XP still has some money in it for them, but as a business selling security software, they are basically telling the fools still on XP, that Malwarebytes is on the same level as Windows Update, and that is not right. Period.

    If 13 years is not enough time for you to save money for an upgrade (OS and/or computer), then maybe you shouldn't own a computer.
     
  11. "Will never understand why so many self-proclaimed power users would rather trash the OS and opt for a less capable version rather than spending 30 seconds to modify 8 to make it look exactly how they want."

    definitely clear that you are not a power user, but trying to preach power users? lol..
     
  12. Railman

    Railman TS Booster Posts: 708   +101

    Sorry but that is a pretty arrogant statement on your part. It assumes that a person or organisation had purchased a XP PC at the introduction of XP. Are you suggesting that people should not drive cars that are older than 13 years? Not everybody is able to put aside money for a gleaming new W8 machine.
     
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  13. "If 13 years is not enough time for you to save money for an upgrade (OS and/or computer), then maybe you shouldn't own a computer"

    ..95% of the world's ATMs are still powered with windows XP.. now, how much it'll cost you to upgrade from win XP?
     
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  14. rculver9056

    rculver9056 TS Rookie Posts: 26   +7

    Seeing Malwarebytes do this makes me wonder how serious they are about security these days.
     
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  15. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,509   +2,055

    Shooting Win 8 down is like shooting Nazi's in a game, it never gets old.
     
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  16. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 1,631   +432

    Nice try, but your comparisons are poor at best.
    13 year old cars? Are you saying all cars 13 years old are discontinued and parts can no longer be bought for them? No? So nothing like XP.

    Gleaming new W8 machine? Did I even say new machine? There are 4 OS's AFTER XP. Clearly you hate W8 or you're on the anti W8 bandwagon, but I'm sure W7 would suffice.

    Next time come with something a lot better.
     
  17. amstech

    amstech TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 1,457   +606

    (While I agree with some of this I am going to play devils advocate)

    Yeah, so its fast and secure. So is Windows 7.
    Calling the tiles inferface flexible is a matter of opinion. It's not really anymore customizable then any other type of OS, Android and iOS included. Maybe on a touchscreen device you have an argument here.
    We all know how well RT did. :p

    Most importantly though your missing the big picture. By far and away the most important aspect of M$'s ability to stranglehold the world is the backbone of networking and computing that run on Microsoft operating systems and servers.
    W8 was a rushed competitor for Apple's new supremely popular iOS. It's a big change for a user in a business environment and presents so many challenges on so many level's I don't even know where to start.
    MalwareBytes are smart enough to know any business using a domain environment has much stronger firewall devices doing all the blocking, XP machines will be used long after their due date comes.
    I am not a Windows 8 hater I actually like it, but for personal use. But don't say all the flack against it is just rambling and overblown heresay, its not.
     
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  18. Railman

    Railman TS Booster Posts: 708   +101

    Why compound your arrogance? So many people require a PC now so it is a necessity. For example if you were unemployed you now need a PC in order to put in an application for a job for most employers. If you are in that position replacing a XP PC would be an unaffordable luxury. I could not care if you wish to slag me off but I do mind when people like you show little consideration for those who are not as fortunate as us.
     
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