Why You Should Abandon Windows XP Now
by Jim Hillier for Daves Computer Tips
A new security report from Microsoft offers further evidence that a move away from Windows XP is a good idea.–PC Pitstop.
Microsoft has recently released its latest Security Intelligence Report (SIR) which details, among other things, rates of malware infections across the various Windows operating systems. The report is entirely security related and not meant specifically as a vessel to encourage XP users to upgrade. However, that certainly is a side effect, unintentional or not – many of the report’s findings do suggest that an immediate upgrade might be a prudent move for XP users.
The comprehensive report is actually 160 pages long, but malware encounter and infection rate comparatives have been specifically highlighted in a separate Microsoft Technet blog article. The included infection rate chart appears to clearly indicate why users should replace XP as soon as possible:
Download the full Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (PDF) here: Microsoft Security Intelligence Report
These excerpts are shared with permission from davescomputertips.com.