In less than two weeks, on April 8th, Microsoft will stop supporting Windows XP.
With so many people still running the 13-year-old operating system on their computers, we wanted to get more information about what that means.
Anti-virus software vendor Avast recently said in a blog post that "XP users are 6 times more likely to get attacked than Windows 7 users." Also: "Internet Explorer on Windows XP poses an even larger threat."
Now through June 15 you can take advantage of an upgrade offer that includes a $100 discount, 90 days of free technical support and a free data transfer service from your old PC to your new PC.
If you decide to keep XP, there will be no more security updates.
To protect yourself, configure the PC to run as a standard user (called a Limited User on Windows XP), not as an administrator account.
That change reduce the change of malware from being able to do any damage to your computer.
Lee Cooper with Cooper Systems spoke with us to give options for those still using XP.
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