Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Microsoft warns Windows 7 as insecure

According to Microsoft, the Windows 7 operating system is gradually approaching the end of its lifecycle. Windows 7 has been identified with security deficiencies and new hardware drivers restrictions. Therefore, the users having Windows 7 are susceptible to cyber attacks as compared to users of higher versions of Windows operating system.

All the users installed with the Windows 7 operating system are expected to incur high operating costs because of reliability and compatibility issues with the operating system.

Microsoft has announced that support for Windows 7 will cease by January 14, 2020.

Our recommendation

Our recommendations and views are as follows:

  • Upgrade the operating system at no additional cost because Microsoft provides free upgrade to Windows 10.
  • If you are planning to continue using Windows 7, ensure the following:
    • Install an antivirus software and keep it up-to-date.
    • Enable Windows Firewall for protection.
    • Frequently update the operating system.


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