Along with going all in with a Metro inspired tile based user interface, Panda is all ready to stand behind Windows XP users in order to protect them from malware and malicious software.

Panda Security already announced that it would keep on supporting the retired operating system, but in a new statement the vendor has actually confirmed that all its products and applications will continue to receive updates on the OS.

The list includes popular solutions like Panda Global Protection 2014, Panda Internet Security 2014 and, obviously, Panda Antivirus Pro 2014.

What the company has, however, not explained is how long it will keep supporting Windows XP:

β€œUsers will no longer receive technical assistance, automatic security updates or fixes to help protect their PCs. However, as previously announced last January, Panda Security products will continue to support Windows XP systems for the foreseeable future.”

For the foreseeable future, works for now β€” but this just another way of saying for as long as Windows XP commands a large user base. A year or two, easy.

Many software vendors, particularly security software makers, have found these numbers in the 30 percent or so, which are actually close to with the numbers reported by market research firms like Net Applications and StatCounter.

Either way, this is good news for users that are genuinely stuck with Windows XP, for one reason or another. The more security vendors, the better.

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  • Ray C

    That’s fine, but their software won’t catch everything, and OS exploits will still make it harder to stay safe no matter what security product you have.

  • Bill Franklin

    Obviously support companies separate from Microsoft will keep supporting XP. There’s money to be made there since people know XP is the most vulnerable right now. No one said it had to work! πŸ˜‰

    • Jake

      That can’t be stressed enough. XP is an opportunity for security companies to support the 20some% of computers still running on it.