Do you run ESET on Windows Vista or Windows 7?

What will happen?

ESET products may stop working properly on Windows Vista and Windows 7 without Microsoft updates.

Which version of Windows operating system am I running?

Scenario 1
Product is updating from official ESET update servers

Your ESET product version will continue updating most of its modules, including the detection engine, on operating systems without SHA-2 support. However, we will be unable to fix for you or improve some functionality (such as Anti-stealth, HIPS, Firewall). Ultimately, your ESET product will be unable to provide sufficient and up-to-date protection.

Your ESET product might also be reaching End of Life during the year 2021.

Scenario 2
Updating from an update mirror

No later than the end of March 2021, your ESET product will no longer be able to load all its modules after an update on operating systems without SHA-2 support. Some modules, such as Anti-stealth, HIPS, Firewall, will stop working, and the protection status of your ESET product will turn Red. Ultimately, your ESET product will not be fully functional and will be unable to provide sufficient protection.

What can I do?

To continue receiving protection and the latest ESET features,

Windows 7 operating system users must install SP1 and apply the arrow_down_home appropriate Microsoft Windows updates,

Windows Vista no longer supports SHA-2 and the latest ESET products do not work on this operating system.

We do not recommend using a version of the Windows operating system that Microsoft no longer supports. Security patches are not provided, and we cannot guarantee full protection.

Notifications about the SHA-1 issue in ESET products

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As you did not apply updates on your Windows 7, the protection status of your ESET product is Yellow, informing you about the need to install SP1 with the latest Windows updates.
The same applies if you continue using Windows Vista, informing you about the need to install newer version of Windows.


The protection status of your ESET product will turn Red if you do not switch to Scenario 1 mentioned above.

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I have Windows Server 2003 / 2008

Windows Vista is no longer supported by Microsoft

Windows 7 is no longer supported by Microsoft

Some ESET product versions with the SHA-1 issue expired on January 27, 2020

 

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