Windows 7 Under Attack as Retirement Date Just Around the Corner

Windows 7 will be retired in just a few months, as Microsoft will ship the very last updates for this operating system on January 14, 2020, and the closer we get to this retirement date, the more obvious security risks of staying with an old platform become.

A report published by security company Webroot reveals that the number of infections aimed at Windows 7 increased by no less than 71 percent when compared with 2018.

“In general, computers using the Windows 7 operating system are twice as likely to become infected as those running Windows 10, with approximately .12 infections per Windows 7 device so far in 2019, and 0.05 infections per Windows 10 device,” the report reveals.

Windows 10 home users, the primary target

Just like before, home users are primarily targeted, and Webroot says home users are more prone to end up with their device… (read more)

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Juniya Sankara

Juniya Sankara

I love everything to do with Microsoft Windows, and the new Windows 10 is great so far. I love to spend my time researching on how viruses and bacteria work in my personal lab. I also enjoy history and comics.