With one-third of the world's computers running Windows XP, today is a big day for all as Microsoft pulls the plug on XP. There will be no more security updates and patches. And hackers and scammers will be targeting these XP computers big-time.

Kim Komando, komando.com
Kim Komando, komando.com

So, what does that mean for people still using XP? Our own Kim Komando says:

The good news is that your XP computers won’t suddenly stop working. Any XP computer will still work just the way it did on April 7, 2014. However, I don’t recommend using it anymore.

That’s because Microsoft will no longer update XP’s version of Microsoft Security Essentials. “End of life” means the official end of Microsoft support, including no more updates to the XP version of Microsoft Security Essentials, and updates to customer service.


Kim has taken the time to document all you need to know about the changes at Microsoft. She'll tell you what to do, what not to do, and what you really need to be worried about. All the info is right here.

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