Inactive End of Life issues

Running earlier ESET products on Windows 10

As Windows evolves, Microsoft announced in 2020 to deprecate a functionality essential for older ESET products to be functional. It was planned to happen with Windows update H1/2021 and H2/2021, but it was postponed.

Affected ESET products when Microsoft will release the postponed update:

ESET Windows home products 13.1 and below

ESET endpoint products (ESET Endpoint Antivirus, ESET Endpoint Security) for Windows 7.2 and below

ESET Security Management Center (ESMC) 7.1 and below (including ESET Management Agent 7.1 and below)

Affected ESET product versions will reach End of Life no later than in December 2021.

 

Cross Certification

The certificate used in ESET products is signed by a trusted certification authority (TRCA), and this TRCA can be signed by different TRCAs. The mutual trust relationship between two specific TRCAs is expiring and will not be renewed, as the digest algorithm is SHA-1, which is no longer secure.

The Cross Certification issue has been mitigated.

ESET managed to buy a new cross-certificate that will expire in December 2023 and solve the issue remotely for our customers. Affected ESET product versions will reach End of Life no later than in December 2021.

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