Microsoft to Kill Off Its Free Windows 7 Antivirus Next Month

Windows 7 is projected to reach the end-of-support in January next year, but given that the 2009 operating system still controls a market share of around 25 percent, there’s a good chance many devices would still be running it when the time comes.

Of course, despite the lack of security updates, there still are ways to secure a Windows 7 device, including running up-to-date security software.

One antivirus that wouldn’t be able to do that is Microsoft’s very own Security Essentials, a free security product for Windows 7 that would stop getting definition updates on January 14 as well.

Microsoft Security Essentials has evolved to become Windows Defender, a much more advanced security application that now includes many other features and comes pre-loaded on Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.

Other antivirus apps on Windows 7

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Juniya Sankara

Juniya Sankara

I love everything to do with Microsoft Windows, and the new Windows 10 is great so far. I love to spend my time researching on how viruses and bacteria work in my personal lab. I also enjoy history and comics.