Windows XP

Panda Security will continue to offer support for Windows XP

Windows XP


If you are a user of Windows XP no doubt you’ve asked yourself: “What’s going to happen on April 8?”

Don’t worry. Your computer with Windows XP and Office 2003 will continue to work normally. This Monday will be no more dangerous for Windows XP users than Sunday. The only thing that’s going to happen is that, officially, Microsoft is no longer going to support XP and there will be no more updates.

If you have a Panda Security product installed on your system, don’t worry, we will continue to support and provide protection for Windows XP.


Advice for Windows XP users

It is true however that, over time, vulnerabilities (security holes) will appear for Windows XP and Office 2003 that will leave an open door on your computer and that these holes could lead to, say,  a Web page infecting your computer simply when you visit it.

This is something that happens at present, which is why we often remind you of the importance of applying all security updates, both to the operating system and to other software you have installed. However, from April 8, there will be no more updates for Windows XP and Office 2003, and consequently the risk of an attack will increase over time. It is a question of ‘when’ rather than ‘if’ new vulnerabilities will appear.

Despite all this, there is no need to panic if you have Windows XP, though it is time to think seriously about whether you ought to migrate to a new version that offers greater security.

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  1. Julia
    Feb 08, 2015 - 11:18 PM

    I just downloaded your pro version that should give me 30 days free. When trying to activate it says I will only be protected for 4 days. Is this false advertising?

    Also, why is my data being disappearing at the rate of knots now that I’ve downloaded your product?

  2. terri smith
    Apr 17, 2015 - 05:31 PM

    i downloaded panda free antivirus and cant find it.

    • Marta López
      Apr 24, 2015 - 12:10 PM

      Hello Terri. Once you download the product, you have to install it. If you have any problem, our colleagues from Tech support will help you out: Thanks

  3. Norm
    Jan 06, 2016 - 08:31 PM

    I have been using the free Panda Antivirus program and Acrobat 5 for some time. This morning I clicked on a pdf file and, when Acrobat tried to open it, Panda erased the program. Can you explain why that was necessary?


  4. Jim
    Feb 11, 2016 - 02:40 PM

    Your updated version does NOT run on XP SP3. This is the fourth time I have installed it, and I got a message this morning that said upgrade was needed and please restart you computer. I did, it upgraded – and it refuses to run. I got a blue screen crash AGAIN … end of story. Now I have to find another antivirus program that actually works with XP.


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