Yes I am still on Windows XP. Trying to convince people NOT to use it.
Here is another article just to confirm what I have been trying to tell
people for awhile now. I think we are going to run into the same problem
with Windows Vista, not as big but still a problem. Operating Systems
unsupported by Microsoft people are still trying to use them.
This article was written in July 2015.
Still Using Windows XP? Stop It, Dummy
By Angela Moscaritolo
July 15, 2015 11:10am EST
Microsoft on Tuesday finally stopped providing anti-malware
signatures for Windows XP
Most people said goodbye to Windows XP a long time ago. But if,
for whatever reason, you’re still running the out-of-date
operating system, you really need to upgrade. Microsoft on
Tuesday finally stopped providing antimalware signatures for
PCs running Windows XP have not been truly protected for more
than a year. Microsoft on April 8, 2014 officially ended support
for XP, meaning it stopped rolling out security updates for the
aging OS. At that time, Redmond also stopped letting those on
Windows XP download its Security Essentials tool, which guards
against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.
The software giant did, however, throw a bone to XP users who
already had Microsoft Security Essentials installed, promising to
keep it updated for a “limited time” to give people
some more time to transition to a newer and fully supported OS.
That time has now come and gone.
Microsoft officially stopped providing updates to Microsoft
Security Essentials for XP. Worse yet, XP users can no longer use
Microsoft’s Malicious Software Removal tool, so if your PC
gets infected with malware — and it probably will
— you’re on your own.
For the tech-savvy, this is a non-issue. You’ve said goodbye
to XP, which first launched in 2001, and embraced a more modern
OS, like Windows 7 or Windows 8.
Microsoft has been pleading with customers to upgrade to a new OS
for years, so you can’t say you weren’t warned about
this. If you’re still on XP, perhaps now is a good time to
finally upgrade. Windows 10 arrives on July 29, 2015.
Hopefully some people will heed the warning!!!!