Its time to upgrade Microsoft XP.
As of April 8, 2014, Microsoft will no longer offer security upgrades or patches for its 13 year old operating system, Microsoft XP. A lot has changed since XP was released with the Internet, technology and mobile computing and XP was never designed to work in todays computing environment. While there were good reasons to hang on to it, its now time to upgrade Microsoft XP.
To drive this point home, Microsoft representatives at the recent RSA Conference in Amsterdam mentioned that computers running Windows XP are six times more likely to be hacked than computers running Windows 7 or Windows 8. The likelihood of XP being hacked after next April will certainly increase significantly since nothing will be done by Microsoft to fix security holes discovered by hackers.
Thankfully, there are still some Windows 7 computers available, mainly desktops, and Windows 8 has proven to be a very good operating system if its set up initially the ‘right’ way.
So, we recommend that you take this opportunity to upgrade Microsoft XP while its still an option rather than waiting till the spring when it will be mandatory. As always, we invite you to call us at 913/730-6262 and let us help pick out your next computer for you.
Founded in 2010, Prairie Star Technology is an independent IT service and support firm located in Overland Park, KS. We offer on-site computer repair in Prairie Village and throughout the greater Kansas City area and remote help desk support nationally. We specialize in improving computer performance, reliability and security for residential and small business customers. We are focused on providing fast, professional and CompTIA certified computer support to small business and individual clients nationwide. Our unique managed service program, Complete Computer Care, combines remote monitoring, preventative maintenance and Internet security all in one bundled offering starting at $15.99 a month.
If you would like to find out more about how we can improve your computers security to better protect your personal identity, documents, pictures and other data and make your computer faster and more fun to use, call us at 913/730-6262 or on our Contact Us page. If you are going to take on the risks of the Internet, you owe it to your data to have the best Internet security possible.