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    Default UPDATED WINDOWS - Your first line of defense

    Please keep Windows updated with all critical patches. It is also important to move to supported platforms. See post #2 and the Microsoft Support Lifecycle

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    Default XP End Of Support-Countdown

    Springboard Series Blog
    On April 8, 2014, we will end the extended support for our commercial customers and we will no longer provide security updates for commercial or consumer customers.
    http://blogs.windows.com/windows/b/s...wn-begins.aspx

    The impending crisis that is Windows XP and IE 8
    http://www.troyhunt.com/2013/01/the-...indows-xp.html

    Windows XP - The Elephant In The Room
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    Default Microsoft: Infection rates and end of support for Windows XP

    zdnet
    August 22, 2013
    "You've been getting warned for ages about the impending end of support for XP. Things are even worse than you've heard (especially if you run Internet Explorer). Expect a flood of new vulnerabilities and no help for them."

    Your perilous future on Windows XP
    http://www.zdnet.com/your-perilous-f...xp-7000019721/

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    Infection rates and end of support for Windows XP
    http://blogs.technet.com/b/mmpc/arch...indows-xp.aspx

    technet
    15 Jan 2014
    "Our research shows that the effectiveness of antimalware solutions on out-of-support operating systems is limited. Running a well-protected solution starts with using modern software and hardware designed to help protect against today’s threat landscape."

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/mmpc/arch...indows-xp.aspx
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    Default Windows Vista

    Windows Vista Life Cycle.

    End of mainstream support: April 10th, 2012

    End of extended support: April 11th, 2017

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...cle-fact-sheet
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    Default Microsoft Ending Support for Windows 7

    All software products have a life-cycle. After January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or support for PCs running the Windows 7 operating system. After this date, this product will no longer receive free:

    • Technical support for any issues
    • Software updates
    • Security updates or fixes

    Computers running the Windows 7 operating system will continue to work even after support ends. However, using unsupported software may increase the risks from viruses and other security threats.
    The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages users and administrators to upgrade to a currently supported operating system. For more information, see the Microsoft End of Support FAQ.

    https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current...port-Windows-7
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