Despite the news that Windows XP Support for Anti-Malware protection has been extended by Microsoft until July 2015, all other deadlines remain unchanged. The Anti-Malware protection provided by Microsoft (read their Guide below) will just improve security and doesn’t affect the supportability of Windows XP for other products. It certainly won’t tackle malicious code designed to specifically target files in the operating system itself.
Watch Paul Taylor, the Financial Times' Connected Business editor, discuss the potential risks for companies continuing to use Windows XP with Michael Silver and Steve Kleynhans, Windows and Office experts at Gartner.
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