Microsoft Pulls The Plug On Microsoft XP: It’s Time For Migration To A Higher System
You’ve probably heard that Windows XP will no longer receive support from Microsoft as of April 8th. What this means is that the Windows XP operating system will not receive security patch updates going forward, and anyone running this operating system will be at risk for malicious programs, hackers, etc.
If you like your XP system, then it’s understandable that you don’t want to get rid of it. However, if you don’t, you are at serious risk and may jeopardize your computer security and information. Those who continue to use Windows XP after Microsoft pulls the plug on security updates will be the primary target for scammers and hackers. This is because it is going to be the easiest system to hack and XP users are going to be extremely vulnerable.
If you are utilizing your computer for business purposes, online banking, e-mail communication, and accessing the internet, then it is imperative that you upgrade immediately in order to protect your privacy. For those users who are not utilizing the internet and are only using your computer to manage photos, edit word documents, and not using online access – you should be fine. If you have an XP computer and browse the internet on occasion, you may be fine as well, but we don’t recommend risking this.
Whether you go out and purchase a new desktop, laptop or tablet, the fact here is that you need to ensure that you are obtaining a new piece of technology that is at least Windows 7. The time for an operating system upgrade is now and it isn’t something that you want to avoid.