Malwarebytes Announces Plans To Support Windows XP For Life

Another one joins the cause! Windows XP will be retired next month, in a couple of weeks really, but this much is clear that the majority of security vendors will continue to support the ancient OS.

The recent past has seen several companies officially announced that they plan to stick around. Some have promised updates for up to 2 years, others 3, while a few adventurous ones have even given assurances of lifetime support.

Lifetime support of what, Windows XP, or the application, one might be inclined to ask.

Anyway, we now have another important security company that has announced that it will stand behind the old platform. For life, that is.

The latest version of this top security application has become available for users today — complete with a fresh new user interface, and a fresh new promise of supporting Windows XP through thick and thin. And there just might be a few of these occasions around now that support is ending.

Windows XP, the company says, makes up 20 percent of its userbase.

No wonder then, that they took this important decision, in order to protect not just Windows XP users, but computers running all newer versions of the operating system, including the modern ones like Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.

For those of you that plan on sticking with Windows XP for the foreseeable future after the end of support, security applications like this that work in parallel with an antivirus are an absolute must.

On top of that, the premium version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware now comes with heuristics based detection support that detects malicious software based on its behavior to go with its Windows XP support for life.

You can take a look at the program on its official website here.

Please Leave Your Comments Below...

  • Jake

    I wonder how affective these will be as a replacement to Microsoft security. I assume it won’t be as good, but if it’s good enough, maybe people can get by with it.

    • Sally Black

      I have to imagine it’s nowhere near as effective, but only time will tell. I would still say the best option for XP users is to just upgrade and pay the money required to get windows 7 or 8.

  • Bill Franklin

    I used to have a bunch of these free anti-virus programs on my XP computers and it always seemed to do more harm than good. I may have been using the wrong programs, but I don’t think these will be terribly effective.

    • WillyThePooh

      Not recommend to use a lot of anti-virus. Just pick a good one. If you don’t, you just don’t know that you get harmed. Doesn’t mean your computer is healthier.

  • Ted Smith

    Is this a program that’s truly free or that will just do a scan for you, tell you what’s wrong, and make you pay for the program to fix it? Those are the worst. Lol

    • WillyThePooh

      Isn’t that how your local mechanic do? Come and get a free inspection!

  • WillyThePooh

    How long is the life? Your life or mine?

  • Ray C

    Why? I can understand supporting for a while, but everyone that has anything to do with the PC industry should be helping to move people off XP

  • Bruce Regael

    This means nothing coming from anti-virus/malware companies. The only thing you need to support is the programs ability to run on the operating system. The definitions are agnostic to operating systems. Marketing ploy again.