BBB released a warning to businesses and consumers that Microsoft Corporation is no longer providing support for Windows XP.
Starting April 8, 2014, the company will not provide technical support or security updates for the 12-year-old XP operating system, or for its Office 2003 software suite (which includes Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.). This means users will become more vulnerable to computer viruses and malware. Some security experts have speculated that scammers are waiting to launch XP attacks after support ends, so there may be an increase in malware activity in the coming weeks and months.
Better Business Bureau is offering businesses the following tips:
After April 8, if you are still on Windows XP, do not click on any links or pop-ups on your computer that claim to be from Microsoft support; they may be from scammers. Go directly to Microsoft’s website for information on how to upgrade your system.