Thursday, January 9, 2014

Windows XP users: time to upgrade NOW

Windows XP was a nice operating system. But like all products, it has to die someday. And that someday is in 3 month. After April 8th 2014, Microsoft won't support Windows XP anymore, which means that it will be open-bar for virus creators to attack people still using WinXP.

And to emphasize that they mean business, Microsoft is also ending its support for its products on WinXP. So, if you MS's antivirus MSE, it will stop protecting your WinXP on April 8th.

You still have 3 months to replace WinXP by Win7 or Win8. It will be a pain in the neck to learn how to use a new operating system, but if you don't, it's like sending an invitation card to hackers to come and visit your emails as well as monitor everything you do on your computer, and giving them your credit card details.

You could see this as a form of fear-mongering, but this is no exaggeration. Microsoft discontinues WinXP and has warned about it for a loooong time. The clock is ticking. 3 months!

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