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Are You Still Running Windows XP ?!!

As I had mentioned previously I Repair Computers.
Lately I have run into several individuals that are
still running Windows XP as their Operating System.
If you are playing games and not on the Internet you
are fine.
If you are on the Internet or want to do things online
Please upgrade to Windows 7 for your own good.
Here is some information that I came across that I
thought would be helpful to people who don’t
understand “Why they should Upgrade from Windows XP
or Windows Vista to Windows 7 or Higher!

It’s been two years since Microsoft ended support for Windows XP,
the popular operating system that’s been around since 2001 and
which many people just don’t seem willing to let go.
Microsoft did about all it could to drag XP-ers into the present
with pop-up warnings urging them that they need to upgrade, and
a free migration tool to help people transfer their files and
settings to Windows 7 or Windows 8.

It’s not merely that Microsoft wants to get everybody onto
the latest version of Windows, although it has certainly gone
to great lengths recently to get people to upgrade to
Windows 10, whether they want to or not.

But as we at Naked Security repeatedly warned XP users, the
end of support means “zero-days forever,” because those
vulnerabilities will never be patched – and XP computers
are sitting ducks for cybercriminals to attack.

And yet there are still millions of XP computers connecting to
the internet, where all manner of malware is waiting to pounce.
Windows XP was still running on 10.9% of all desktops as of
March 2016, according to stats compiled by Net Applications.
To put that in perspective, according to Net Applications’ figures,
Windows XP is still the third-most popular desktop OS, trailing only
Windows 7 (51.9%) and Windows 10 (14.2%).
And there are more PCs running XP than Windows 8.1 (9.6%), and all
versions of Mac OS X combined (7.8%).

By the way, there are some Mac OS X users who are using out-of-support
versions, too, meaning they are also vulnerable to never-going-to-be-fixed
security holes.

Net Applications’ stats show that just under 1% of all desktops are
running OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), 10.7 (Lion) or 10.8 (Mountain Lion),
which are no longer receiving security updates from Apple.

Things look slightly better when you look at OS market share measured
by a different company, Stats Counter, but there’s still an alarming
number of PCs running XP.

According to Stat Counter, Windows XP represents 7.4% of all desktops in
April 2016, down from 10.9% in April 2015.
That’s an improvement.

But when you consider that Microsoft puts the number of Windows devices
at more than 1 billion, we are still talking about tens of millions of
computers today running a very old, very outdated, and very insecure
operating system.

If you have any questions or you need any assistance in Updating
your computer feel free to contact me:

Steven Higgins
Whitetail Hide-Away Computers

wthacomputers@gmail.com
715-612-3944
Skype –stevepse
Facebook — stevehiggins55