Microsoft: MSE will continue to receive signature updates after Windows 7 stops supporting

Earlier, Microsoft had said that Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) would stop supporting Windows 7 on January 14, 2020. But in its latest question-and-answer session, Microsoft said it would continue to protect users after Windows 7 stopped supporting it.

Microsoft: MSE will continue to receive signature updates after Windows 7 stops supporting

Previous FAQ on Windows 7 Extended Security Update

Will Microsoft Essentials (MSE) continue to protect my computer after istoppised support?

No, Windows 7 computers will not be protected by MSE after January 14, 2020. MSE is unique to Windows 7 and enjoys the same lifecycle.

But at a recent Microsoft AMA event on Windows 7 at the Microsoft Community Forum, Microsoft employee Mike Cure said MSE would still receive signature updates after January 14 next year.

Microsoft: MSE will continue to receive signature updates after Windows 7 stops supporting

That does make sense, because in any case, Microsoft will develop updates for Windows 7 users who pay for extended security updates, but the ultimate goal remains to push more users, especially enterprise users, to upgrade to supported operating systems.

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