This article contains updated information regarding Windows XP Home and Professional Edition End of Support (EOS) for the following Trend Micro products:
- OfficeScan 11.0 and XG (formerly 12.0)
- Worry-Free Business Security 9.0 (Standard & Advanced On-Premise versions)
- Worry-Free Business Security Services
- Vulnerability Protection 2.0
- Endpoint Application Control 2.0
- Endpoint Encryption 5.0
Note that this is an updated XP EOS announcement that has been recently modified for the products mentioned above. You may visit the the original announcement for the unchanged dates meant for other products.
For information on using Windows 2003 Server, visit this article: Trend Micro's Official Statement regarding Windows 2003 Server as a Client Agent on Business Endpoint Products.
Since its release in October 2001, Microsoft Windows XP has been utilized extensively by both corporate and consumer users around the world. Even though it has officially reached End-of-Support (EOS) status, it remains a popular operating system (OS) even today, especially in corporate environments.
Microsoft announced the official EOS date for Windows XP (Home and Professional) last April 9, 2014, which effectively ended the Microsoft support for all bug fixes and vulnerability patches. Microsoft will not address any vulnerabilities targeted at Windows XP discovered after the official EOS date. This may be a concern for users, especially those in business and corporate environments who have not yet migrated to the latest supported OS.
Trend Micro strongly recommends that users migrate to the latest supported OS version as soon as possible, but we also understand the complexity of migrating a large environment. Many companies may still be in the process of migrating essential legacy systems.
Therefore, Trend Micro has decided to extend support until January 31, 2018 for Windows XP-based clients using the business Endpoint Protection products and versions listed above - with the exception of Trend Micro Vulnerability Protection 2.0, which will be extended until December 31, 2020 - in order to help our business customers safely migrate to the latest supported Microsoft OS (currently Windows 10).
In early-to-mid 2017, Trend Micro will be re-assessing Windows XP support for the above mentioned products and will update this article accordingly.