Windows XP Retirement Countdown: 10 Myth-Busting Facts

Windows XP Final Update

Businesses running the software past the April 8 deadline should ensure that the final update is applied. Security experts recommend that end users use the Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browsers rather than Internet Explorer, because cybercriminals are more likely to target the Microsoft browser running on Windows XP past the operating system's retirement date. Google and Mozilla will support Chrome and Firefox on Windows XP through 2015.

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