Calling all Windows Vista users – in April this year, Microsoft will be ending support for Vista computers, just as they did with Windows XP back in 2014.
What does Vista end of support mean?
This will mean that Vista computers will no longer get security updates that help to protect them from malicious software and hacking. As was the case with XP, vulnerabilities in Windows Vista can potentially be exploited in the future, placing your personal information at risk.
What if I have an antivirus program – aren’t I still covered?
The problem is that Windows Vista itself – the ‘operating system’ – will be more vulnerable. So whilst you may be protected from the usual viruses by your antivirus program, Vista will no longer get security updates which fix security vulnerabilities.
What can I do?
Unfortunately, most Vista computers are older than the 5-year average life span of a computer, so upgrading to a newer version of Windows on that computer may not prove to be good value for money.
If you intend to look for another computer, we supply Desktop and Laptop computers, and our prices include installation at your Home or Office.
If you would like more information or a no-obligation quote, please call us on 01455 209505 or go to www.cshcomputerservices.com/computer-sales for more information.