Microsoft Windows 7 end of support 14th January 2020

Microsoft ends support of Windows 7 on the 14th January 2020.   What this means:

  • No more patches including security and anti-virus patches
  • Internet Explorer will no longer get any updates
  • Microsoft anti-virus product Security Essentials will no longer get any updates
  • There will be an increase in malware on Windows 7 as it will be out of support

What should you do?  Here are some options:

  • Upgrade to Windows 10
  • Purchase a new computer with Windows 10 or maybe an Apple Mac or Google Chromebook

If you decide to take the risk, at least do the following:

  • Stop using Internet Explorer on Windows 7,  use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox
  • Use a third-party anti-virus that still supports Windows 7
  • Be extra vigilant when opening emails and surfing the Internet

Remember the Computing Group Mantra

Never click links in emails!!!!