April 8, 2014: Microsoft has finally announced to end its support for its highly famous Windows XP that was released in October 2001. Microsoft mentioned it’s time now to invest in recent and upcoming technologies.
There won’t be any assistance for Windows XP which also includes no automatic updates that helped protect your PC. If you have pre installed Microsoft Security Essentials then you can expect a limited time antimalware updates. However, your PC is still at risk as there won’t be any security updates from Microsoft to protect your computer.
Along with Windows XP Microsoft also had shut down support for IE 8. So, if someone is using Windows XP along with IE 8 then the possibility of viruses and security threats are all the more increased.
Security experts have suggested users to move on to the upgraded version of windows and not fall prey to the hackers waiting to cash in on such opportunities.
It’s been said that Windows XP runs almost a third of worlds computers and instant closure without a proper global campaign might put a lot of users at a greater risk altogether.
Ever since its inception there has been more than 90 security updates that Microsoft has issued in order to keep the system free from any type of risk and malware.
Microsoft is suggesting its users to migrate data using Laplink, a free data migration solution. The data could only be transferred to PC having Windows 7, Windows 8, or 8.1).