loader gif

Global virus fear prompts update for old Windows

Global virus fear prompts update for old Windows (Malware and Vulnerabilities)

Fears of a massive global computer virus outbreak have prompted Microsoft to issue security updates for very old versions of its Windows software. One patch is for Windows XP, which debuted in 2001 and Microsoft stopped supporting in 2014. Windows XP Image copyright PA Image caption Microsoft no longer supports Windows XP but many people and companies still use it Although Microsoft ended support for Windows XP more than five years ago, the last software patch it issued for the operating system was released just prior to the Wannacry outbreak. People and organisations using Windows 8 or 10 were not at risk, Microsoft said.

loader gif