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I have found out that Eset will not be supporting Win 7 after Dec 2020 (emailed support). I have many machines running Win7 that I will not the downgrading to Windows 10 for the foreseeable future.

 

Can anyone recommend an AV product that will still support Win7 in 2021?

 

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Even the latest version 14.0.22 installs on Windows 7 SP1 with SHA-2 support. We do not plan to block installation on Windows 7 any time soon. However, you should keep in mind that the OS will become more and more vulnerable to attacks without the necessary security updates that Microsoft stopped to provide for this OS.

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30 minutes ago, Marcos said:

Even the latest version 14.0.22 installs on Windows 7 SP1 with SHA-2 support. We do not plan to block installation on Windows 7 any time soon. However, you should keep in mind that the OS will become more and more vulnerable to attacks without the necessary security updates that Microsoft stopped to provide for this OS.

Oh right - but will I get nagging messages every 10 mins?

 

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45 minutes ago, Rimmel said:

Oh right - but will I get nagging messages every 10 mins?

Not from ESET. Whether Microsoft will start to notify you about the necessity to upgrade to keep the machine protected, that's another question.

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On 12/2/2020 at 12:45 PM, Rimmel said:

I have found out that Eset will not be supporting Win 7 after Dec 2020 (emailed support). I have many machines running Win7 that I will not the downgrading to Windows 10 for the foreseeable future.

 

Can anyone recommend an AV product that will still support Win7 in 2021?

 

Thanks

Rimmel,

Just get the SHA-2 updates and ESU patches installed and keep on going for now. You need to have a plan for 2023 when even Win7 ESU updates will likely end

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4472027/2019-sha-2-code-signing-support-requirement-for-windows-and-wsus

Consider migrating up to Windows 8.1 if you want to avoid the Win10 mess. Don't like the menu on Windows 8.1? Then the Start8 software is dirt cheap and you will think you are back on Windows 7, but running a supported OS from Microsoft for a few more years (2023). Plus IMHO you get the one perk of Windows 10, Bitlocker.

By 2023 you need to either start taking increased risks running EOL operating systems or should already be working on migrating to Mac or Linux. Take a long hard look at Linux Mint, perfect for many situations but not all.  I have several family members that just needed to surf the web, get to their email, and work with a document/spreadsheet and they are on Linux Mint Cinnamon. There is no reason for them to be endless beta testers for Windows 10. Heck there is not reason for them to be on Windows period.

In short don't have to run Windows 10 if you don't want to and many are taking alternate roads going forward.

 

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