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Windows XP support to end

Windows XP support will be ended soon and the minimum OS we will support is Windows Vista. However we highly recommend users to upgrade to use at least Windows 7 and above.

The main reason is that with OpenVPN 2.4, Windows XP is no longer supported and as such we won’t be able to keep up with the latest security updates and improvements. OpenVPN’s latest improvements improves security a lot and also prevents DNS leaks. Microsoft itself has ended mainstream support for XP in 2009 and extended support in 2014. Vista has also ended mainstream support in 2012 but is scheduled to end its extended support in 2017.

Using a VPN is about security and privacy and we feel that it is imperative that users use operating systems that are regularly updated for security holes. In fact, those that continue running OSes that have ceased support are running a huge risk as security holes will not be fixed.

We understand that this will affect some of our customers and we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. However we do feel that as a privacy service, we should be staying at the forefront of VPN developments and have these to be enjoyed by the majority of our customers rather than maintaining backward compatibility at the cost of security.

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2 Comments

  1. Robert Rowney says:

    HI i do have windows 7,ultimate, hope that is fine Robert ok m8

  2. pfffffffff says:

    “However we do feel that as a privacy service, we should be staying at the forefront of VPN developments and have these to be enjoyed by the majority of our customers rather than maintaining backward compatibility at the cost of security.”

    Do you even know what Windows 10 does? As for vpn, which you don’t make any donations to, there’s no feature you should be jumping on in the first release of anything. That’s BAD SECURITY.

    “OSes that have ceased support are running a huge risk as security holes will not be fixed.”

    Which you link to Microsoft’s reasoning for that. REALLY? It’s about money for them. If it wasn’t, then the past 20 YEARS of selling an insecure product would have never happened. But hey, they have it right this time? For instance the backdoor YOU CAN SEE AT WORK in it, only they have access right? Oh and the US government. Maybe that sounds a bit crazy so let me get YOU a link, the question is, which one to pick? Heck go on Youtube and see it in action. There’s also a keylogger, clearly at work.

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