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I know EEK does not support XP, but version 10.0.0.6081 has been happily updating and running

on my XP PCs until recently.  It still runs, but will not update.The last update that worked was on

2018/02/09. When I tried 2018/02/16, it said "Initialising" but nothing happened and it went back

to "Update now!", and the same today.

Did something change?

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Yes something changed.

Updates for that obsolete version of EEK were turned off in the last couple of days.

XP and Vista were no longer officially supported since 2016, and now the updates for it have been turned off.

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We shut down all update feeds for these old and unsupported versions of Windows (XP and Vista) on Thursday, February 15th.

It is extremely dangerous to continue using Windows XP. It has (for several years now) had well-known and major security vulnerabilities that Microsoft will never fix. These vulnerabilities make it trivial to infect a Windows XP system, and there is no security software in the world that is capable of preventing it. We can not, in good conscience, continue to provide any support for this version of Windows, as we announced on December 31st, 2015:
https://blog.emsisoft.com/2015/12/02/why-we-believe-its-not-ethical-to-sell-antivirus-software-for-windows-xp-any-longer/

We highly recommend that you upgrade to a newer Operating System that is still supported. It doesn't matter if that's a newer version of Windows, or something free like Linux or BSD, as long as you'll be receiving security updates from whoever makes it. New vulnerabilities are discovered almost every day for every major Operating System (Windows, Linux, BSD, MacOS, Android, etc) so it is absolutely critical that you are able to receive security updates from whoever made the Operating System to help keep you and your data safe.

Please note that Emsisoft Emergency Kit for Windows XP hasn't been updated in over 2 years, and we never intended on continuing long-term database update support for it. In fact, we discontinued our own database updates for it over a year and a half ago, and those still running Emsisoft Emergency Kit on Windows XP have only been receiving BitDefender database updates. We've decided that it is time to stop redistributing those BitDefender updates for Windows XP, as all they are doing is giving those on Windows XP a false sense of security.

If you'd like to see the official announcement about ending support for Windows XP and Vista, then you can find it at the following link:
https://blog.emsisoft.com/2015/06/24/support-for-windows-xp-and-vista-will-end-april-2016/

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