Linked by Howard Fosdick on Wed 28th Nov 2012 01:24 UTC
Windows The clock is ticking for XP users, with Microsoft ending support with its final security update after 11 years on April 8, 2014. Netmarketshare's desktop browser statistics show 40% of users are still using XP, totalling about 500 million users (versus Windows 7 at 45% and Vista at 6%). Gartner and Forrester analysts predict that 10% to 20% of enterprise PCs will be running XP after April 2014. Options for companies include: speed up XP conversions, sign up for Microsoft's Custom Support Program for after-retirement support, and add a supported browser to XP to replace unsupported IE8.
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phoenix
Member since:
2005-07-11

Microsoft Security Essentials

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benali72 Member since:
2008-05-03

Thanks for the suggestion, but I don't trust MSE because MS has an incentive to mess up my system (namely to force me to upgrade). They seem to try so many tactics to get users to upgrade that I wouldn't put this past them at some point.

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helf Member since:
2005-07-06

Really? You are that paranoid? You need to get checked. There is literally 0 incentive for MS to mess up your machine. They would, A, get found out and be sued - big time, and B, They would get found out and sued - big time.

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