Windows XP will Never Receive Updates After April 8th, 2014
As already announced by Microsoft, after April 8th, 2014 your machine which is running on windows XP will no longer receive support from Microsoft. This clearly means that if any new exploits are there in the operating system, you should know what will likely happen on April 9th, it will not release the patches to fill these exploits. To tell in brief, your machine will be exposed to all kind of outside exploits or threats that and cripple your operating system or the personal computer. There is also a possibility that you may loose all your data.
It is well known that almost all the users in the world are aware by now that Microsoft is going to drop its support to the XP operating system but you should still remember that still many customers and household people are still running on this platform itself. When still there are third party malware solutions which can save you from the problem, a doubt may arise that why should your switch from Windows XP to Windows 7 or windows 8 if XP can still do the tasks.
One thing you should know about the windows 7 and windows 8 is that both of these operating systems released by Microsoft have the modern architectures when compared to windows XP and if you upgrade your operating system then you can clearly make out the difference with respect to the performance boost. You will be getting a enhanced security protection directly and you do not need any malware to support it . Microsoft will help you to keep your system safe and also your data can be secured.
But here is a scenario, most people are really worried about. Just put yourself in someone shoes and try to think, if you know that Microsoft will not provide any patching holes after April 8th, why would anybody get exposed to the problem . The obvious answer is no.
April 9th will see a huge wave of XP exploits which may be released and may be a part of the community which may exploit the data or the operating system wild in volume. This is all because of the scenario that is making the atmosphere so risky. If you ask me is there any way to protect yourself, the answer is still yes. But you will be betting on a third party to react very quickly and block these threats before your operating system is affected. You should still remember that, if you are not upgrading, you may be exposed to the unnecessary threats that may run through your operating system which is released in way back in year 2001.
There is still a confusion about the extended support that is to be given to the windows XP after April 8th, there is a extended support for the platform which you have to buy, but it is not that cheap. These extended lifecycles will be costing up to $ 100 million to some banks, to protect their ATMs that are running on windows XP , and it is very obvious that no individual would buy this extended support.
It is well known that running your system with windows XP after April 8th is really risky , so it is better to upgrade to windows 7 or windows8 and this is what likely to happen after April 9th.