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14 January 2020

Microsoft has issued this statement -

"As of 14 January 2020, your computer running Windows 7 will still function but Microsoft will no longer provide the following:
Technical support for any issues - Software updates - Security updates or fixes.
While you could continue to use your PC running Windows 7, without continued software and security updates, it will be at greater risk for viruses and malware. Going forward, the best way for you to stay secure is on Windows 10. And the best way to experience Windows 10 is on a new PC. While it is possible to install Windows 10 on your older device, it is not recommended.”

Internet Explorer

Microsoft are also ending support for version 10 of their legacy browser, Internet Explorer -

"After January 14, 2020, IE 10 will not release any security or non-security updates, free or paid assisted support options, or online technical content changes for IE 10. Customers will have until January 31, 2020 to complete the transition from IE 10 to IE 11 to remain supported."

As no further security patches will be issued for these products, existing users are advised to migrate to supported products as soon as possible and in the meantime take extra precautions to reduce the risk of falling prey to malware.

Microsoft link on the issue: opens in new window

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