01 Jun Windows Vista Update
Posted at 15:00h
Content regarding Vista Support taken from Microsoft website
Windows Vista Support ended 11 April 2017
Microsoft have ended support for Windows Vista customers as of 11 April 2017. There will be no further security updates, non-security hotfixes or online technical contact updates from Microsoft.
What happens if I continue to use Windows Vista
If you continue to use Windows Vista now that support has ended, your computer will still work but it might become more vulnerable to security risks and viruses. Internet Explorer 9 is no longer supported, so if your Windows Vista PC is connected to the Internet and you use Internet Explorer 9 to surf the web, you might be exposing your PC to additional threats. Also, as more software and hardware manufacturers continue to optimize for more recent versions of Windows, you can expect to encounter more apps and devices that do not work with Windows Vista.
Microsoft has also stopped providing Microsoft Security Essentials for download on Windows Vista. If you already have Microsoft Security Essentials installed, you’ll continue to receive antimalware signature updates for a limited time. However, please note that Microsoft Security Essentials (or any other antivirus software) will have limited effectiveness on PCs that do not have the latest security updates. This means that PCs running Windows Vista will not be secure and will still be at risk for virus and malware.
Do I need to get Windows 10 to stay protected?
Microsoft have advised that the best way to stay protected is to get Windows 10, which is the latest version of Windows. You can do this by either upgrading your current PC (if it has the correct system requirements) or purchasing a new PC.
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