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Attention, Windows XP users wanting to upgrade to Dr.Web 12

October 23, 2018

Because Dr.Web 12 doesn't support Windows XP, Doctor Web strongly recommends that users switch to a newer operating system or continue using Dr.Web 11.5 until its support is discontinued.

You may recall that in April 2014, Microsoft discontinued Windows XP support. Doctor Web continued providing support for Windows XP in its products up to version 11.5. However, in December 2017, it stopped issuing trial Dr.Web licenses supporting this operating system.

With no Microsoft support, unpatched vulnerabilities make Windows XP a greater security risk with each passing day. From an information security viewpoint, upgrading to a newer Windows version or switching to macOS or Linux has become a necessity.

Should Doctor Web plan to drop its support for Dr.Web 11.5, a corresponding announcement will be released.

Currently, Dr.Web 11.5 and 12 are available via the Download Wizard.

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