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I still have # of Windows 7 systems that I wont  be upgrading for a while due to specific applications my wife needs for her work. Do I need to look for another Security Suite of my current ESET will still work OK.

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We do not plan to stop issuing updates for the latest versions with Windows 7/8 support any time soon.

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Oh OK.

While earlier today I was working on my wife's Win 7 Pro I notice that ESS wouldn't not update to the latest, quick search showed that  latest 16.1 its not supported on Win 7 so that made me 😟

Thank you for the confirmation👍

 

 

 

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Eset will continue to perform signature updating only; not any product updating on pre-version 16.1 installations.

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This is not because we at ESET would like to cut users with older OS but it's due to PE file signing requirements by Microsoft:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/kb5022661-windows-support-for-the-azure-code-signing-program-4b505a31-fa1e-4ea6-85dd-6630229e8ef4

Azure code signing support is available via a Windows update only for Windows 7/8 ESU (extended security updates program) versions.

Currently ESET PE files are signed with a cert. issued by Entrust besides one issued by Microsoft ID Verified CS AOC CA 01, which, however, is going to expire on Dec 8, 2023 and cannot be renewed any more.

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That said, v16.0 is the latest version for Windows 7/8. After the expiration of the Entrust certificate, updates for v16.0 will be limited since we won't be able to sign kernel modules and drivers with a SHA2 certificate any more. That said, we won't be able to bring you newer HIPS and EPFW modules.

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