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Five things to keep in mind as Windows XP end of life approaches

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Windows XP anti-malware support isn't ending yet

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One of the biggest risks of staying on Windows XP after extended support ends is that Microsoft will no longer provide security updates. Now, XP shops have some extra time to deal with that situation. Three months before the end of life date, Microsoft announced a one-year extension of its Windows XP anti-malware support. The extension applies to five Microsoft products that provide protection for XP.

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