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Windows XP registry hack will not protect your PC against all threats

In April, Microsoft ended support for Windows XP. This means that if your computer is still running Windows XP, you are no longer receiving security updates. Several tech news sources have recently reported a change that you can make to your Windows registry (known as a “registry hack”) that tells your Windows XP computer that...

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Transfer your files to a new computer for free

Product support for Windows XP ended in April. Moving forward this means that Windows XP based-systems will not receive security updates. Find out if your computer is running Windows XP. If it is, you might be able to upgrade your computer, or buy a new one. If you buy a new computer, learn how to...

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How do I know if I already have antivirus software?

UPDATE: For the most relevant information on antivirus software, learn how to protect your computer by visiting the Microsoft support page on Windows Defender. We can ensure this page stays updated with the most relevant information on how to help protect your PC with Windows Defender.   If your computer is running Windows 8 If...

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Support for Windows XP ends in two months on April 8, 2014

On April 8, 2014, Microsoft will end support for its decade-old Windows XP operating system. This means that after April 8 there will be no new security updates available through automatic updating for computers that are still running Windows XP. For more information, see Support is ending soon. Without critical security updates, your PC may...

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The Threat Landscape in the European Union at RSA Conference Europe 2013

The Threat Landscape in the European Union at RSA Conference Europe 2013

We had the opportunity to present new findings from the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report volume 15 at RSA Conference Europe last week in Amsterdam. Jeff Jones and I presented some of the new data from the report. In our session we discussed some of the global threats from the report, as well as a custom...

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Newer software can increase your computer security

This week we released volume 15 of the Security Intelligence Report (SIR), which covers our research on computer security, including software vulnerabilities, exploits, and malicious and potentially unwanted software. One of the key findings to surface from the latest report is the increased risk of using old, unsupported software and emphasizes the positive impact of security innovations and...

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Support for Windows XP ends soon

The first thing you need to know: Support for Windows XP ends on April 8, 2014. You can get solutions to your Windows XP security issues now, but not for too much longer. If you’re still using Windows XP, you’re missing out on all kinds of security, productivity, and performance enhancements available in Windows 7...

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The Risk of Running Windows XP After Support Ends April 2014

Back in April I published a post about the end of support for Windows XP called The Countdown Begins: Support for Windows XP Ends on April 8, 2014.  Since then, many of the customers I have talked to have moved, or are in the process of moving,  their organizations from Windows XP to modern operating...

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Going online at the airport? Avoid “Free Public WiFi” rogue

‘Tis the season for airline travel. If you’ve ever tried to connect to a wireless network at an airport, coffee shop, or other public place you might have seen a network called “Free Public WiFi” and you’ve probably been tempted to try it. Don’t. If you’re using Windows XP and you haven’t installed the latest...

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Download out-of-band security update for Windows

Today Microsoft released an out-of band security update that addresses a security vulnerability in: Windows XP Windows Vista Windows 7 Windows Server 2003 Windows Server 2008 Windows Server 2008 R2 To help protect your computer, visit Windows Update to download and install the update and ensure that you have automatic updating turned on. This update...

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