Since XP reaches EOL status in April, this means that Microsoft is cutting off support for MSE on XP at that time.It does not include Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 (which has it built in). It meant “Windows Update” patches would no longer be released, and the creaking OS would become increasingly vulnerable.At the same time that support was stopped, Microsoft also announced that Microsoft Security Essentials would no longer be available for download on XP – though they confirmed that if you already had it installed, you’d continue to receive anti-malware updates for a limited time. now less than a week away, Microsoft is keen to finally condemn the 14 year old operating system to the annals of history. It was arguably the first OS that saw mass adoption in offices and homes around the world, and at its zenith in 2007 it controlled 76.1 percent of the market.This is sort of a general announcement as I have seen this brought up a lot lately.Microsoft Security Essentials falls under the Security Updates category for XP.Per Microsoft's own announcement: Microsoft will not guarantee updates of our antimalware signature and engine after the XP end of support date of April 8, 2014.
When you consider that Kaspersky Lab is detecting more than 315,000 malicious new files every day and Panda Security claims there are approximately 30,000,000 new malware threats each year, it becomes clear that keeping your anti-virus list updated is a vital part of modern computing.
MSE is simple to install, easy to use, and is automatically updated to protect your PC with the latest technology.
It runs quietly and efficiently in the background so that you are free to use your Windows-based PC the way you want without interruptions or long computer wait times.
Which is free and available for all type of operating system. This time you have to rely on third party security tools only.
I had seen so many free antivirus still working really fine on XP. You can try a old version if the new one is not working properly.