Microsoft Security Essentials updates not included in Windows 7 ESU

Yet another reason to accelerate your Win 7 migration plan…:

Once Windows 7 reaches end-of-support (EOS) on January 14, 2020, Microsoft will also stop updating Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) for Windows 7.

Companies who purchase Windows 7 Extended Security Updates (ESU) will not receive special treatment, and they’ll have to switch their antivirus app.

ESU is a special program through which companies can sign up and pay to receive additional Windows 7 security updates, past January 14, 2020, for an additional three years [12].

In an ESU FAQ page published earlier this month, Microsoft said it has no plans to continue supporting MSE as part of ESU.

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