Windows 7 users, we are now just a year and a half away from Microsoft cutting off all support for Windows 7. The actual end date is Jan. 14, 2020.
What this means is that Microsoft will no longer be releasing updates for Windows 7. Now, you may ask, “Why does this matter?” Well, it matters because most updates to Windows or any operating system, programs, or apps are for security purposes. As companies release updates, hackers are finding ways to get through those updates to steal your information. It’s a constant back-and-forth battle between these types of companies and the hackers, but on Jan. 14, 2020, Microsoft is giving up their end of the fight, leaving Windows 7 very vulnerable.
Now, Windows 7 will still work and function properly after this date, but we here at iCitizen advise that you not use your Windows 7 machines online after that date. It is unsafe and there is no guarantee of your safety beyond that point.
What we do recommend is that you update to a newer operating system, Windows 8 or 10, instead of using Windows 7 before the date arrives. We’re still a year and a half out so there’s no need to panic now, but it’s just a reminder that the day is coming and preparations should start becoming a thought.
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