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XP Holdouts – Don’t Know Or Don’t Care

Posted By cynthia On April 20, 2014 @ 8:17 AM In Quick Tips,Security Help,Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

Internet Security Company AVAST did a survey of customers still running Windows XP and found that nearly 24% of their customers were still using the operating system despite the end of Microsoft Security support on April 8. A full 21% of those users said they hadn’t heard that Microsoft was ending security support [1]. (You can’t blame me for that one.)

Now 15% of the people still using XP said they are planning to upgrade their OS, but only 5% are thinking about a new computer.  Twenty-seven percent say they don’t plan on doing a darn thing and were hoping that AVAST would continue to support them.

The company says they are doing their best to protect XP, but encourages the diehards to switch to a newer operating system and to stop using Internet Explorer immediately.

~ Cynthia

 


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[1] heard that Microsoft was ending security support: http://www.worldstart.com/end-of-xp-dont-be-flip-about-it/