Microsoft will no longer support its windows XP starting next month. According to the multinational corporation, the Windows are highly vulnerable to modern viruses and attacks making the protection extremely costly.
Computers running Windows XP will no longer receive security updates and enhancements starting April 8th but will still run only that the PC will be exposed to viruses as well as cyber attacks which will definitely compromise personal information. “Microsoft will stop providing Microsoft Security Essentials for download on Windows XP on this date.” Read Microsoft’s statement on its blog.
After running the Windows for the past 12 years and Microsoft thinks it’s time the company supported more recent technologies so that they can deliver great new experiences this will mean users could encounter great numbers of apps and devices that do not work with Windows XP.
Consumers will therefore have to upgrade than take the risk. Windows 7 is probably the most solid operating system Microsoft ever produced, and it will receive security updates until 2020, Windows 8.1 on the other hand could be an option considering its extended support until 2023.
Small businesses to Institutions such as banks will have to upgrade their systems if at all using Windows XP .