1. You Are At:
  2. Home
  3. Business News
  4. Quick Heal to support XP users even after April 8 deadline

Quick Heal to support XP users even after April 8 deadline

Mumbai: Anti-virus major Quick Heal Technologies today said it would support Windows XP users for at least two years after Microsoft's April 8 deadline when it would no longer support the operating system. Until 2011,

PTI [ Updated: April 05, 2014 17:36 IST ]
quick heal to support xp users even after april 8 deadline
quick heal to support xp users even after april 8 deadline

Mumbai: Anti-virus major Quick Heal Technologies today said it would support Windows XP users for at least two years after Microsoft's April 8 deadline when it would no longer support the operating system.


Until 2011, XP ruled, with a market share of 43.29 per cent. Despite being an old operating system, XP still stands out as the second most popular operating system and continues to have a marketshare of 29.53 per cent, which is roughly equal to 500 million computers.

”It is possible that hacker may have found vulnerabilities in Windows XP and that they are just waiting for April 8. The concern is that even if Microsoft discovers them in the future, it's not going to release any security fixes for them. Depending on the severity of these risks, cybercriminals might triumph,” Quick Heal Technologies Chief Technology Officer Sanjay Katkar said.

”We advise all our users to be aware and upgrade. If that's not possible, then they should take as much precaution as they can to safeguard their machines,” he said.

Promoted Content

Write a comment

monsoon-climate-change

Live Scorecard