As I can't replace a few Windows XP Clients soon - and they have installed FSAV11 or older - do they still get Virus-Definition Updates from my FSPM 12.1? I know that there is no FSxx11 or older product support.
I'd say it doesn't matter if you run AV on WinXP, any brand, they will get infected anyhow. That's what we saw, schools, hospitals, even a small bank, they got infected by ransomware-cryptor via Windows XP computers still in use. They were running up-to-date 3rd party comprehensive protection suites (some of them F-Secure, some of them competitors like KL) but the malware penetrated and then hit file servers, NAS boxes as well.
I think WinXP has too many holes left enternally unpatched which allow an attacker to get in via some shorter path and the AV will only react with a delay. (That's because AV can use only regular access methods to protect a systems, in order to avoid incompatibility. For the hacker it doesn't matter if 1 out of every 10 Win XP computers crashes during the attack, due to an irregular exploit trick he used.)
In summary, my advice is to burn all WinXP and accept the problem that causes, rather than live with the risk of major data loss or data leak.
Best regards: Tamas Feher, Hungary.
This topic has been closed due to inactivity. If you would like to discuss this topic further, please start a new post.
You can reference this topic in your post by adding this link:
Visit the Community
Check our Forums or How-to & FAQs for advice or answers
View User Guides
Refer to our getting started guides and product manuals
Talk to our Support agents and get answers to your questions