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Continued: Alexander: Smartphones aren't safe from viruses

  • Article by: STEVE ALEXANDER , Star Tribune
  • Last update: March 11, 2014 - 5:49 PM

A: No. Security updates for Windows XP are only available from Microsoft, which is discontinuing them. Antivirus software updates protect against new viruses, but don’t protect against newly discovered vulnerabilities in the Windows operating system.

 

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