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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 01-17-2020, 10:20 AM - Thread Starter
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Can i still use Windows 7

Hi, Windows 7 came to a end in support the past Jan 14, i received a message saying that my system is vulnerable due to safety updates no longer available. I already bought W10, but my question is, can i keep using 7 like always or is dangerous really? I almost never use windows update it was turn off.


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Hi,
I will be using win-7 for a while
I use mbam pro for years nothing ever corrupted only updated once a year for the last couple.

Message was included in a couple of the last roll ups.

https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorial...ification.html

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Quote: Originally Posted by carlos8 View Post
Hi, Windows 7 came to a end in support the past Jan 14, i received a message saying that my system is vulnerable due to safety updates no longer available. I already bought W10, but my question is, can i keep using 7 like always or is dangerous really? I almost never use windows update it was turn off.


Thanks.
No you can not. Microsoft just dropped the ball no more Windows 7 support no updates no security updates nothing. It is a dead OS and that is great news for hackers. Microsoft wants you to use Winblows 10. It is funny you ask this cuz just 2 days ago Microsoft announced no more Windows 7 support. You must go to 10 or else your gonna have security flaws and other crapola.

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Sure you can still use Windows 7. It would be extremely dangerous.
What people don't understand is that by receiving updates, it fixes a lot of underlying OS issues, not to mention maintenance. Without support or updates, you're leaving your OS vulnerable to a lot of issues. There are quite a lot of things that anti-software does not protect.

Using an unsupported OS is like moving into a house that was just decommissioned and you can't make any upgrades because you don't have the ability. Sure, it looks nice now, but as time passes by, it's going to fall apart due to zero upkeep. Do your future-self a favor and use Windows 10.
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Hi,
lol lots of paranoid people so far

Don't use ie11

Get ublock origin for your browser Firefox/... or no script although it's pita don't use chrome
You're already 100% safer

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Win10, if you have problems with it report it the issues to Microsoft so we can keep moving forward. kk thanks.
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Windows 7 will be as safe is you make it, personally I think its still safer then windows 10 with all the crap MS is trying to impose on users.
I have # of Windows 7 on my home network and I'm not planning on upgrading for a long time, in fact I still have my wife's 2 home servers running on Windows XP and no problem.

All this talk about your OS been venerable is nothing but make you exactly that "paranoid" as been said above, don't use EI or dated FF, don't clink so freely on links you're not sure about, but most of all, if you have image of you current OS with the latest updates, reload it from time to time, to make sure if whatever might have got through get whipped.

Maybe your family or whomever uses their computers on your network, anything that is on wireless, If you already don't have, get a good firewall and tighten up HIPS settings , so you can see exactly what's coming in and going out or you can get crap through one of your own network systems.
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Y...That should scare the crap out of most people. Using 7 or even 8/10 without the secUpdats is a death wish. It says hack me, steel my info, and I pray to god you don't buy stuff online with the system.
And yet I never got hacked in the two years I had updates turned off. I did have AVAST! and the full version of Malwarebytes installed and they rarely had a hit with most of them being false positives. I said "did have" because I'm using Linux Mint Cinnamon now.

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No you can not. Microsoft just dropped the ball no more Windows 7 support no updates no security updates nothing. It is a dead OS and that is great news for hackers. Microsoft wants you to use Winblows 10. It is funny you ask this cuz just 2 days ago Microsoft announced no more Windows 7 support. You must go to 10 or else your gonna have security flaws and other crapola.
People said the same thing when XP reached the end of life but there wasn't a sudden flood of new vulnerabilities that hackers were employing left and right. As long as one is runnin g some kind of AV and antimalware protection, one will probably be alright.

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lol lots of paranoid people so far

Don't use ie11

Get ublock origin for your browser Firefox/... or no script although it's pita don't use chrome
You're already 100% safer
There is nothing wrong with IE11.

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