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Security: Windows XP is no longer protected at all

Since April 2014, you are running Windows XP without the Microsoft support unless administer or work on workstations of a few large accounts that have benefited from an extended paid support.

In fact, you’re among the 12% of Windows users who have chosen to continue their merry way with this OS version published in 2001 (June 2015 world figure – Netmarketshare). If the industrial disaster Windows Vista could give you reason, Microsoft’s efforts on Windows 7 and Windows 8 should have make you go upmarket and pay for new licenses. And the arrival of Windows 10 at the end of this month could convince you to take the plunge, although unlike Windows 7 and Windows 8 users you need to pay.

Use Windows XP on a tightrope

While all these arguments you seem vain, know nonetheless that since July 14, using Windows XP your own risk. Microsoft does indeed offers more updates for the antimalware signatures Tool Malicious Software Removal Tool and Microsoft Security Essentials to this version of the Microsoft OS, as stated the company’s Web page.

Note that other security tools for Windows XP in the enterprise users are not updated since yesterday. This is System Center Endpoint Protection, Forefront Client Security, Forefront Endpoint Protection and Intune.

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