Tech Tips Home
The Best Tech Tips And Daily Deals
Newsletter On The Internet!

Shop online 24hrs a day or call us Mon-Fri
8:30AM-4:30PM EST - 1-800-915-2088
WorldStart Tech Tip And Store Search
Email: Password: Login Remember Me
looking for freeware

Like what you see here? Subscribe to the Tech Tips newsletter!   Email: Subscribe

End Of XP Angst

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 by | Filed Under: Computer Terms, File & Disk Management, Security Help
 
Loading...


D.M. from the UK writes:

Not a question but a response to Suz’s comment on XP. 2014-01-20. I too have XP and after reinstalling XP again(3rd time), have not downloaded any MS security updates or others for over two years. Mainly because I have found them to bloat the system which slows it down considerably while not giving any advantage. I have Avira Antivirus, and they have told me that they can guarantee their antivirus for XP until March 2015. I have run this antivirus twice a year, and have not had any virus or malware detected. So maybe you would suggest I “get a couple of lotto tickets” also. XP is a really good system, it does all I want and much more. Pity that the 45% of people still using it will have to change, although they probably don’t want to. Myself, I’ll go for Windows 7 with XP format (can’t see why I should retrain when I don’t need to) Thanks to WorldStart we can put our thoughts forward. And receive other’s thoughts.

While Avira will continue to work with XP systems, that doesn’t mean they’ll have access to new vulnerabilities. What that means it that users will have protection against previously known threats. But as for new threats:

Avira issued this statement when asked about XP Support: “Do not forget that the best way to stay away from troubles is to have up to date software, especially an up to date operating system. Unfortunately, since Microsoft will not patch security vulnerabilities of XP anymore, there will be other problems arising. Malware authors will target more and more¬†from now on this operating system, knowing that any vulnerability they find will remain there for good. This is why we strongly recommend to migrate from XP as soon as possible.”

But as I’ve said, the choice is yours. Thanks for reading, we enjoy hearing your opinions. I’ll return to being a broken record… Since I’m encouraging everyone to update, maybe a scratched CD…¬† or to be really current, a glitchy live stream.

~ Cynthia

Tags: , ,

Comments are closed.

Like these tips? Get them for FREE in your email!

WorldStart's Tech Tips Newsletter

  • Tech Tips Daily - Become a tech pro! Get the very best tech and computer help sent directly to your email every weekday!

  • Tech Tips Weekly - If you don't want our Tech Tips newsletter every day, then sign up for this weekly newsletter to get the best information of the week. Sent on Fridays.

Other Newsletters

  • WorldStart's Daily Deals - Every week, we send out great deals in our Daily Deals newsletter. Many of these deals are exclusively for our Daily Deals newsletter subscribers and can't be found with our regular specials.

  • Just For Grins - Each issue includes a couple clean jokes, some funny quotes, and a hilarious reader's story. Newsletter is sent five days a week.


Enter Email Address:

Subscribe

Your e-mail address is safe with us!
We only use it to send you the newsletters you request. It is NEVER disclosed to a third party for any reason, ever! Plus, if you decided you don't like our newsletters (don't worry, you'll love them), unsubscribing is fast and easy.

Free Newsletter Signup



Tech Tips Daily

Become a tech pro! Get the very best tech and computer help sent directly to your email every weekday!

Tech Tips Weekly

The week's best in tech and computer help. Get your issue sent to your email every Friday!

WorldStart's Daily Deals

The very best deals on the Internet! Get a new set of incredible sales every day of the week!

Just For Grins

Clean jokes, funny quotes, and hilarious comics. Sent 5 times a week straight to your email.


Subscribe


Love Worldstart? Refer A Friend!

looking for freeware
WorldStart's Premium Membership

Tip Archive


Categories:
Archives: