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Windows 7: Microsoft Ceases Free Security Updates

January 14, 2020

Microsoft on Tuesday will offer its final, free updates and security fixes for its Windows 7 operating system as well as Office 2010. The same goes for Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2, which also saw free support and security fixes become “end of life” on Tuesday.

Experts are urging all organizations and individuals using Windows 7 to move on – and not just for their own sake.

“Stop thinking just of yourself; remember that you’re part of the online community,” says British cybersecurity expert Graham Cluley. “You may not care about your computer being infected or compromised, but you’re potentially adding weaponry to criminals who will target other people’s computers.”

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