Installing FS Protection on Windows XP

Scholar

Installing FS Protection on Windows XP

Hello,

 

Is there any possibility to install FS Protection on Windows XP ? When I'm trying to install newest version it says that this version of Windows isn't supported.

I have a other laptop with windows xp on it and installed FS Protection (it was installed about  a year ago maybe more) and it is forking without aby problems so maybe there is a possibility to install new version on new windows xp?

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Superuser

Re: Installing FS Protection on Windows XP

Hello

Sorry about this but this version is not compatible with W XP, why didn't upgrade to W 10 ?

Scholar

Re: Installing FS Protection on Windows XP

Yes, I know that. I thought there is maybe a way to make installer not check the version of windows.

I'm thinking about that why the FS Protection that is already installed on Windows XP is still  upgrading, maybe there is a possibility to copy something from XP with installed FS protection?

 

I didn't upgrade to W 10 for many reasons - I don't like this system, I don't need new system, I like XP, it isn't actually my computer but my fathers'

Superuser

Re: Installing FS Protection on Windows XP

Superuser

Re: Installing FS Protection on Windows XP

There are also security reasons to upgrade from Windows XP, which, as you will know, is no longer supported by Microsoft, and therefore is no longer receiving security updates.  Have you considered upgrading to Windows 7?  I did that from my old XP machine, and I can hardly tell the difference, so even if your Dad isn't too great with new stuff, there isn't really a lot to get used to, and you can easily make the whole Windows 7 UI look very much like XP.

Superuser

Re: Installing FS Protection on Windows XP

Hello,

 

Sorry for my reply.

Support-end for this Windows comes just with TP Release 161.

On current day.. fresh release of FS Protection is "174";

 

By design (PROBABLY)... "previous installations" (with latest supported build - TP release 160 or maybe with 161) still should work (like updates for databases).

But upgrade or fresh installation under this machines will be not work.

 

Do you mean that your machine still have all of upgrades (include this "latest ~thirteen" ones)?

this is possible to re-check (for example) by "rightclick" on tray menu and re-check status of "Common Component Framemwork" (latest on current day "2.74");

 

What about my experience (my machines with this system.. too much outdated.. and there not possible to install something fresh.. maybe just Vista probably, but not sure that this is will be normally work) - I still do not check situation under this machines... so not known for me.. if there possible this situation (an upgrade as TP-releases still comes). Most likely just databases-update.

 

How I can to understand.. end for support.. based also on some "features in use" under FS Protection, which start be there. And which not possible (or not available) to provide with proper work-status.

 

Sorry for my reply.

Scholar

Re: Installing FS Protection on Windows XP

Machine with XP has common component franework 2.39 build 271
Maybe it hasn't got all of the upgrades but the databases are up to date and it's all that I need at this time.
Superuser

Re: Installing FS Protection on Windows XP

sorry but it's definitely no way.

F-Secure

Re: Installing FS Protection on Windows XP

Hi

 

The latest version is not compatible with Windows XP. Even if you manage to trick the installer to not detect XP, the code will not run on XP, since we are using APIs that require Vista or newer.

 

The old client that you have installed on your XP computer stopped updating when we dropped Windows XP support. While it works, we are not interested in bug reports and do not allow you to reinstall, since the purpose of beta program is to test the latest version. You are currently still receiving virus database updates, but they will stop soon.

 

Making security software for Windows XP when Microsoft has stopped patching it is increasingly hard. We did support it for 2 years after Microsoft stopped support, but at this point if you want to secure your computer, XP is not a realistic option.

 

Ville

(F-Secure R&D)

 

Supporter

Re: Installing FS Protection on Windows XP

One of the other reasons why F-secure cant support Xp is that they dropped out their own firewall and now they mostly use Microsofts own firewall on their product. Windows Xp firewall is way too outdated to make it work or even safe. Im not even sure if F-secure supports their own firewall in their bussines client security application anymore since i havent been using it.