Get off XP before April or face higher infection risks.
Windows XP is considerably more prone to malware infection than newer operating systems, Microsoft has said. In fact they found that XP’s chances of actually being infected were much higher, compared with Windows 8, XP’s infection rate was almost six times higher.
According to Microsoft, the higher rate of infection is down to the fact that the most common malware exploits vulnerabilities not found in newer operating systems.
“Microsoft Windows XP was released almost 12 years ago, which is an eternity in technology terms,” said Microsoft’s head of trustworthy computing, Tim Rains.
Rains has previously warned that XP users will be vulnerable to un-patched zero-days, once hackers begin reverse-engineering patches issued for Windows 7 or Windows 8 to find un-patched holes in XP.
According to NetMarketShare, almost a third of all PCs globally still run XP, translating to hundreds of millions of potentially vulnerable systems.
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