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Windows XP: The end is near

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A warning for people who use Windows XP…. the end is near.

On April 8th, Microsoft will stop updating the operating system.

That means no more security patches and no more customer support.

Windows XP is 12 years old, but computer experts say nearly 30 percent of desktops still use it.

Cyber security experts say the end of Microsoft's security updates is big news because hackers and scammers are going to be targeting computers still using XP.

Bottom line... You're going to be very, very vulnerable.

If you use an XP computer to write a book or manage your photos and you never connect to the Internet, you should be fine.

However, If you have an XP computer and you are signing into membership websites of any type, or doing any email at all, you really need to make a change.

And if you're doing banking or using credit cards online for anything, you must, MUST download and install the latest version of Windows or your information and even your identity could be compromised.

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