Did you know that Microsoft is no longer supporting windows 7?
Almost 25% of Windows users are still running Windows 7 according to Statscounter. This has become a serious IT issue because, as of January 2020, Microsoft stopped supporting the operating system.
This End of Life means no more bug-fixes, security patches or new functionality, making any user – personal or enterprise – significantly more susceptible to malware attacks. Just as it did with Windows XP, Microsoft will continue to offer support for those Windows 7 users still reluctant to upgrade to its Windows 10 OS, but it’ll cost you.
However, there’s absolutely nothing stopping you from using Windows 7 even after its End of Life. But you should know that using an outdated operating system makes your computer vulnerable to cyber-attacks.
Cybercrime is very real in today’s business environment and cybercriminals have no qualms about targeting users running old technology. Allowing technology to become outdated puts a business at greater risk of a cyber attack – possibly resulting in stress, loss of time, loss of income, support costs to regain control of accounts and IT systems, plus the legal requirements and implications and damage to reputation.
Please contact your computer IT support for further information.
If you currently do have a computer IT support we highly recommend Derrick at IT Basecamp 4441 8555