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Hello

I am a college teacher in Italy; in the faculty we have many old computers (2007-2008).

Windows Vista is the OS.

I hate Vista and at home I have totally skipped it... jumping from XP to Windows 7 in 2009.

Unluckily our university has received the last flow of funds before the crisis... when Windows 7 was not still around.

Recently we had 3 computers used by students attacked by a nasty Ransomware (not detected by antivirus, probably it was hidden in email attachments).

Luckily the hard disks did not contain very important informations but we had to format and reinstall OS.

A software protecting computer from this kind of attacks is a blessing. And I am glad that Malwarebytes had developed it; I am an early fan of your company... at home I use Antimalware since 2008 and I am very pleased with it.

But when I have tried to install Anti Ramsonware on the faculty's computers it gave this error message "your system is not supported".

So I suppose that Vista is not supported.

Question... will the final version (not the beta) work on Windows Vista?

I know that Windows Vista is used by a very small minority... maybe only the 3% or 4% worldwide (and gradually decreasing)... so maybe is not worth the effort to make the software work on that OS... but please keep in mind that the old computers of faculties, schools, public libraries, offices and hospitals are at very high risk of attack. And sometimes people - especially in countries heavily hit by financial crisis like Italy, Spain or Greece - can't afford to buy new computers or change OS.

Thanks in advance.

 

 

 

 

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HI:

Welcome.

AFAIK, no, Vista and XP are not supported.

A member of the dev team will need to update us about plans to do so, but I do not think it is planned at this time.

Thanks,

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Ok... thanks for your prompt reply.

We're stuck with that old and slow Vista... wish we had more funds to buy new computers and change OS.

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Vista isn't slow.  It would be the hardware that Vista is running on in combination with software installed under Vista that can make it slow.

 

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Also, since MBARW is still in beta, it is advised to not use it on production systems (such as school computers) yet.

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Not supported. Well that's not good as I know many in the school I teach at (I'm a tutor for Special ED students) who still use Vista, not to mention the school has several lend out laptops running Vista x64 SP2 Business.     

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Considering that Windows Vista goes End of Life ( EoL ) in 1 year and this is new software that is still in Beta, it should not be a surprise.

 

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Unfortunately a lot of people are in your situation were they have older PC's and can't afford to upgrade that's why other security measures need to be taken to strengthen older obsolete systems. 

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20 minutes ago, daman1 said:

Unfortunately a lot of people are in your situation were they have older PC's and can't afford to upgrade that's why other security measures need to be taken to strengthen older obsolete systems. 

No matter how hard you try, you'll never be able to fully secure an outdated system. You can't rely on programs to patch/protect/cover core vulnerabilities and holes in the system.

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I assure you I know this but it's better then doing nothing.

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