Windows XPiry

Bill Gates introduces Windows XP (REUTERS/Anthony P)

Bill Gates introduces Windows XP (REUTERS/Anthony P)


On April 8, 2014 Microsoft will officially end technical support for Windows XP. Spark producer Dan Misener explains what this means for businesses and individuals, and what they can do to protect themselves.


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Microsoft suggests upgrading to a newer version of Windows, or buying a new PC.

If you simply must Windows XP after April 8, 2014, both Brian Bourne and Anil Somayaji suggest you:

  1. Set up a home firewall to keep out malicious network traffic
  2. Use a web browser that will continue to get updates, like Chrome or Firefox
  3. Install up-to-date anti-virus and anti-malware software

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