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Microsoft XP support ends soon - don't get caught out!

Posted on 17th February 2014

More than a decade old!

With the date of Microsoft finally ending it's support for XP looming fast, you may wonder why you should update?

April 8th 2014 is the date set by Microsoft in which they will no longer support or release patches for this operating system work horse.

Although still installed in around 30% of PCs around the world many users simply won't consider upgrading.

"It's fine. I won't run into trouble. It'll be too much hassle to upgrade from XP." If you think this then think again!

It has been suggested that flaws in current and future operating systems being patched, these may well be regressive. Hackers may well target issues patched in Windows 7 and 8 and investigate if the same issues are present in XP.

Support for XP ends April 8th 2014

Microsoft have stated that they will continue to provide updates for antimalware and signatures engine until July 14th 2015 whilst users migrate to a new OS.

Along with XP, Microsoft is also ending support for Office 2003 at the same time.

After this date, Office 2003 products will no longer receive the following:

  • Assisted support
  • Online content updates
  • Software updates from Microsoft Update
  • Security updates to help protect your PC from harmful viruses, spyware, and other malicious software, which can steal your personal information.

Act now

It will be far easier to plan for the future and look at upgrading your systems rather than trying to recover from infected networks and computers.

If you want to find out more, then get in touch with Basic today and we'll soon have you on a manged plan to upgrade to a safer and secure environment.

By Mark Donegan

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