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How does Windows XP make Your work-place a House of Cards?

On April 8th of this year Microsoft threw Windows XP to the wolves. No more security upgrades. No more technical support. Any user including (personal use to office incl. lawyers, doctors, or entrepreneurs) using Windows XP is left to fend for themselves.

But what does that really mean? How much is this really affected? Are the consequences really all that dark and sinister?

WebBuzz created a useful infographic to help you understand the risks and consequences of continuing with Windows XP.

What's more, we've also scheduled a last-minute hosted by IT guru, Mark Berger. The seminar starts tomorrow night, at our conference room, May 1st, at 6:00 PM! Open for public, registration is free. So register now to hear what an expert is saying about XP.

Seminar Minutes

Earlier this year Microsoft announced they will discontinue support of Windows XP on April 8th of this year. Microsoft's decision to abandon a version of Windows that was created more than ten years ago probably doesn't concern you. "How often do I call Microsoft for assistance?" you're thinking.

But it's not Microsoft you should be worried about.

In this short, to-the-point seminar you'll learn:
  • The facts behind Microsoft's decision to abandon XP
  • What happens if you DON"T Upgrade
  • What security risks XP practices face now and moving forward
  • Which dental software developers won't support XP, too
  • How you can turn the demise of XP into a win for your practice

7 Reasons XP makes your usage a house of cards:

  1. Compliancy
  2. Data Security
  3. Windows XP is obsolete
  4. OS Upgrade
  5. Windows XP limits browser options
  6. Hardware Upgrades
  7. Support and Operational Costs

5 Reasons to leave XP

  1. 9.1 computers cleaned per 1000 scanned by the Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT) were Windows XP SP3 32-bit, more than any other system cleaned.
  2. Windows XP SP3 holds the top spot for infection rate (9.1 CCM) even though it actually has a lower encounter rate (percent of reporting computers) than Windows 7 SP1.
  3. The disparity between the two metrics above highlights the importance of moving away from older operating system versions to newer, more secure ones. Computers running Windows XP in the first half of 2013 encountered about 31 percent more malware worldwide than computers running Windows 8, but their infection rate was more than 5 times as high.
  4. #1 threat family affecting Windows XP SP3? INF/Autorun. Yes, that autorun, used by worms when spreading to local, network, or removable drives. Doesn't work on modern versions of Windows in their default configuration.
  5. Windows XP extended support ended on April 8, 2014. That means no more patches!!!

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