Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Still using XP ! Move off immediately

Microsoft has just released the Security Intelligence Report 15 which includes details on the recent malware activity affecting the company’s products, as well as statistics and figures regarding the infection rate of its operating system.

Windows XP has a huge market share with almost 30% users in the world using it. What's surprising is that the 12 year old OS is still the second popular OS in the world. Windows XP has the highest infection rate with a whopping 9.1% followed by Windows Vista with 8.8%. Windows XP is set to expire on April 8 2014. Microsoft is trying hard to move users to the newer and safer platforms such as Windows 7 or Windows 8. Windows 7 SP 1 has slightly lower infection rate than the RTM version. The latest Windows 8 has surprisingly very low infection rate, thanks to the multiple security features that the OS has implemented. There is no word on Windows 8.1 but again expect it to be more immune to viruses than Windows 8 because it has some new features to tackle the infections. As far as Windows XP, if you are still using then it is time to move to a better operating system such as Windows 8 or even Ubuntu ! Just move off from the soon expiring OS.

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