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I note that versions 10 onwards do not support Windows XP.

But version 9 will run on XP and loads newest virus sig's but doesn't do a 'product' update to v10.

So, would my XP computer be protected ok with the 9.0.386.0 version or would it be missing something of importance?

Thanks for any info.

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1 hour ago, The Scorpion said:

I note that versions 10 onwards do not support Windows XP.

But version 9 will run on XP and loads newest virus sig's but doesn't do a 'product' update to v10.

So, would my XP computer be protected ok with the 9.0.386.0 version or would it be missing something of importance?

Thanks for any info.

I'm sure I read one of the mods had it working on XP but it's technically not officially supported. 

However I'm not sure about other people, but I probably wouldn't recommend using XP as it is no longer supported by Microsoft so it doesn't receive updates including bug fixes. While security programs will protect you to a degree I can imagine if a security hole is found you'd be at risk 

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Thanks for the reply peteyt. My small emachines (second laptop) only has XP so I was looking for an AV that would give some protection on it. Not worth the expense of upgrading the system - even if it was capable of upgrade. So was wondering if Eset's version 9 is weaker 'protection-wise' than the later versions of Eset when it comes to virus protection on XP.

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Why install v9 if v10 works on Windows XP? Use v10 unless you have some issues. If an issue is XP related, then most likely v9 wouldn't work better either.

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Marcos, v10 won't work on XP that's why I've installed v9. It wouldn't install on my XP and I then saw that the Eset site said they no longer supported XP after v9 and suggested installing 9 if necessary.

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V10 works on Windows XP SP3 like v9 does. I've used it since v10 was first released and have not observed any issues.

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