Windows XP – Security Risk

Windows XP Security Risk

Windows XP Security Risk

 

 

 

 

 

Are you getting this message on Windows XP? You should be. Whether you are or not, this is especially important if you are running a business, you are wide open to being hacked and your financial information being stolen. What does that mean? Someone can break into your system and wipe out all your bank accounts. There is NO fix for Windows XP security issues. Let’s say your response is “I have programs that will not run on anything but XP and I can’t afford to upgrade all them or they aren’t available”. Ok, that’s fair, here’s a solution. Upgrade to Windows 7 Professional and run in XP Mode. This gives you the security of running Windows 7 but you can actually run Windows XP in a “Window” in a safe environment. I am NOT saying it is 100% security proof nor is any Windows version you run. I am saying it is as safe as it can get and closes off the potential Windows XP security holes. If the person or company supporting your computer doesn’t tell you this, not only are they doing you a huge disservice but at the very least they are putting you at risk. Don’t spend another dime on making a Windows XP computer run. Save that money for a Windows 7 or 8/8.1 computer or if you hate Windows 8 wait until Windows X.

The simple fact is that Windows XP is 14 years old. If you can find a Windows 7 computer, which we sell, you can still run your Windows XP programs. This is the best suggestion we can make to ensure that you are at the best level of security that you can get for your money. Remember that Windows will never be perfect or security risk free. Adding a good anti-virus program like Stopzilla, which we sell, will help to keep your computer safe. Remember if you download something that any anti-virus program sees as a program it will not stop you.

Rick Eubanks

http://www.amlcomputerservices.com