The Risk of Running Windows XP After Support Ended April 2014.

Windows XP

If you are still running Windows XP, which came out 14 years ago, you will no longer be receiving new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free or paid assisted support options or online technical content updates from Microsoft.

When Microsoft releases a security update, security researchers and criminals will often times reverse engineer the security update in short order in an effort to identify the specific section of code that contains the vulnerability addressed by the update. Once they identify this vulnerability, they attempt to develop code that will allow them to exploit it on systems that do not have the security update installed on them.

Data published in the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report states that the security mitigations built into Windows XP are no longer sufficient to blunt many of the modern day attacks we currently see.

This makes Win XP users vulnerable to having bank accounts etc hacked,  and the danger increases as time moves on. The other problem is that new peripheral devices such as multi-function printers etc. no longer have the drivers for Windows XP.

So if you haven’t upgraded already, now is the time. 

We at Unilynx offer a range of Desktop PC’s and Notebooks running the latest Window 10 version, and will assist in migrating all your data from your old XP machine.

If you would like to place an order for a new Windows 10 computer, or for more information, email or call Alan on 0861 695969.