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Win­dows 7 fails the annual inspection

Just over a year ago, Microsoft dis­con­tinued sup­port for Win­dows 7. This oper­ating system has no longer been pro­vided with any updates since – some­thing akin to ceasing any ser­vice work on your car.

If per­sonal com­puters had to undergo reg­ular inspec­tions, sys­tems run­ning Win­dows 7 would have been cer­ti­fied as “unfit for par­tic­i­pating in any Internet traffic” by now. And that’s for a good reason, since no secu­rity updates have been pub­lished for this oper­ating system for more than a year now. Since then, there has no longer been any war­ranty that newly dis­cov­ered vul­ner­a­bil­i­ties will be patched by Microsoft. And sev­eral such vul­ner­a­bil­i­ties have been dis­cov­ered – and exploited – over the course of last year.

In case your com­puter is one of the 10 per cent still run­ning an obso­lete oper­ating system, it is high time you change this. This does not nec­es­sarily mean you have to buy your­self a new machine. You can often install a new oper­ating system onto older com­puters as well. It is rec­om­mended you con­sult a spe­cialist retailer to help you with this.

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