Most people are aware that Microsoft will end support for Windows XP on April 8th and that Microsoft Security Essentials will stop getting definition updates. However, it came as a surprise when the company announced that Microsoft Security Essentials won’t even be available for download on the operating system.
April 8 is approaching along with the end of support for Windows XP, the geriatric operating system that is still surprisingly popular despite being released 12 years ago. Microsoft has dropped a surprise on users, however, by deciding that it will stop providing Microsoft Security Essentials for download on Windows XP past the end-of-life date for the OS. It was known that the company were going to stop updating MSE malware definitions for Windows XP in April, allowing companies to get yearly updates on a subscription service with a hefty cost. This new revelation however seems to be a shove in the back of Windows XP users to hurry up and upgrade to newer Windows operating systems.