How long will Webroot Support these outdated OS's?

  • 30 January 2020
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Microsoft®️ Windows®️ XP 32- and 64-bit SP2, SP3 

Windows Vista®️ 32-bit (all Editions), Windows Vista SP1, SP2 32- and 64-bit (all Editions)

Windows 7 32- and 64-bit (all Editions), Windows 7 SP1 32- and 64-bit (all Editions)

Windows 8 32- and 64-bit

Windows 8.1 32- and 64-bit

 

Some info: https://betanews.com/2020/01/29/av-support-windows-7/

 

For Windows 8.1

Client operating systems End of mainstream support End of extended support
Windows 8.1 January 9, 2018 January 10, 2023

 

https://support.microsoft.com/en-ca/help/13853/windows-lifecycle-fact-sheet

 

 


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Not everyone in this world has a bottomless purse (and it’s not just the computers that have to be purchased, it’s also often the peripherals, and even apps, due to compatibility issues—ask @NicCrockett!). In my case, two of my three computers are using these old OSs: one Windows XP 32-bit and the other Windows 7 64-bit.

As I understand it, Webroot collect enough statistics from their customers to know what OSs they are using. Evidently, a sufficient number of their customers (such as myself, such as @NicCrockett’s company) continue to use these OSs for them to deem it worth their while continuing support for us.

I found this:

https://computing.cs.cmu.edu/desktop/os-lifecycle.html

I don’t think anyone is running the very old OS’s. Will Webroot work on Lion and Mountain Lion???

My understanding every macOS from El Capitan and earlier do not receive Security or Software updates. 

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I don’t know what Mac OS’s are outdated and not supported (Updated) anymore? @ProTruckDriver  @Ssherjj 

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At the bottom of the page: https://www.webroot.com/us/en/home/products/av also Browser support?

 

System requirements

PC & Mac Requirements

Microsoft®️ Windows®️ XP 32- and 64-bit SP2, SP3 

Windows Vista®️ 32-bit (all Editions), Windows Vista SP1, SP2 32- and 64-bit (all Editions)

Windows 7 32- and 64-bit (all Editions), Windows 7 SP1 32- and 64-bit (all Editions)

Windows 8 32- and 64-bit

Windows 8.1 32- and 64-bit

Windows 10 32- and 64-bit

Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion®️)

Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion®️)

OS X 10.9 (Mavericks®️)

OS X 10.10 (Yosemite®️)

OS X 10.11 (El Capitan®️)

macOS 10.12 (Sierra®️)

macOS 10.13 (High Sierra®️)

macOS 10.14 (Mojave®️)

macOS 10.15 (Catalina®️)

Minimum Requirements

Intel®️ Pentium®️/Celeron®️ family, or AMD®️K6/Athlon™️/Duron™️ family, or other compatible processor

128 MB RAM (minimum)

10 MB Hard Disk Space

Internet access

Google Chrome®️ 11 and newer

Internet Explorer®️ version 11 and newer (Windows XP IE8)

Microsoft Edge®️ (partial support) When will we have full support?

Mozilla®️ Firefox®️ version 3.6 and newer

Safari 5 and newer

Opera 11 and newer

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