Microsoft has officially eliminated support for Windows Vista on April 11, 2017. Microsoft has completely discontinued security updates, non-security hotfixes, free or paid assisted support options, or online technical content updates for the Vista operating system. While under 1% of the world’s PC users still rely on Vista today, Microsoft has made it clear that they want users to move to a newer Windows OS. Over time, Vista will develop security flaws and cracks that cyber criminals are sure to exploit.
But have no fear – We’ve got your back!
We know our customers rely on us to help keep them safe and secure, and we take that role very seriously. While we WILL continue to update virus definitions (that help identify the bad stuff on computers) for Vista, over time the OS itself will become vulnerable. Because of these concerns, we will only continue to support our suite of Windows products on Vista through December 31, 2017. While our products may continue to work on Vista for some time after that, it will no longer be tested or guaranteed.
It is very important that customers and partners migrate to a modern operating system such as Windows 10. Customers moving to a modern operating system will benefit from dramatically enhanced security, broad device choice for a mobile workforce, higher user productivity, and a lower total cost of ownership through improved management capabilities.
What to do if you use Windows Vista?
To stay protected after support ends, you have some options. The first option is to upgrade your current PC. Very few older computers will be able to run Windows 10, which is the latest version of Windows. We recommend that you download and run the Windows Upgrade Assistant to check if your PC meets the system requirements for Windows 10 and then follow the steps in the tutorial to upgrade if your PC is able. For more detailed information, read the FAQ. You can also purchase a new PC. If your current PC can’t run Windows 10, it might be time to consider shopping for a new one.
Your current SecurityCoverage products are transferable to your new PC and we will even help you re-install and set them up! Just give us a call at 1-877-373-3320 or CHAT 24/7.
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