As Microsoft end their support of Windows XP your computer might become more vulnerable to security risks and viruses.

Here is a report issued from Microsoft;

“What is Windows XP end of support?

After April 8, 2014, technical assistance for Windows XP will no longer be available, including automatic updates that help protect your PC. Microsoft will also stop providing Microsoft Security Essentials for download on Windows XP on this date. 

If you continue to use Windows XP after support ends, your computer will still work but it might become more vulnerable to security risks and viruses. Also, as more software and hardware manufacturers continue to optimise for more recent versions of Windows, you can expect to encounter greater numbers of apps and devices that do not work with Windows XP.

What does it mean if my version of Windows is no longer supported?

An unsupported version of Windows will no longer receive software updates from Windows Update. These include security updates that can help protect your PC from harmful viruses, spyware, and other malicious software, which can steal your personal information. Windows Update also installs the latest software updates to improve the reliability of Windows—new drivers for your hardware and more.”

If you are currently using Windows XP and are concerned as a business or a home user please feel free to contact us at MCC Computers Ballymena. Simply give us a call on 028 2563 8888 or get in touch through our website