US-CERT warns for end of support of Windows Vista next month

Posted 17 March 2017 16:48 CEST by Jan Willem Aldershoff

The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) warns that Microsoft will no longer support Windows Vista from the 11th of April this year. This means the OS will no longer receive updates, including patches for security issues.

“Computers running the Windows Vista operating system will continue to work even after support ends. However, using unsupported software may increase the risks of viruses and other security threats,” US-CERT writes on its website.

The organisation advices users to upgrade to an OS that is still supported.

Earlier this year also Microsoft warned for the end of support of Vista. The OS was never really popular but according to Statcounter 1.12% of the internet users is still is on Vista, NetApplications reports a market share of 0.78%. While the market share is low, it still accounts for millions of computers.



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