If you still haven’t jumped over from Windows XP to any of the three operating systems that Microsoft has released since, then here’s one more reason why you should do so. A Microsoft spokesperson told ZDNet that the company could not guarantee updates for its free Microsoft Security Essentials antivirus tool on Windows XP machines after April 8, 2014. Microsoft also revealed that it would similarly be ending security updates for Office 2003 post that date.
The Microsoft spokesperson said: “Microsoft will not guarantee updates of our anti-malware signature and engine after the XP end of support date of April 8, 2014. Running antivirus on out of support operating systems is not an adequate solution to help protect against threats. Running a well-protected solution starts with using modern software and hardware designed to help protect against today’s threat landscape. In addition, Microsoft recommends best practices to protect your PC such as: 1) running up to date antivirus, 2) regularly applying security updates for all software installed, and 3) using modern software that has advanced security technologies and is supported with regular security updates.”
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