Microsoft has finally announced the end of Vista. On April 11, 2017, Microsoft will cease support of the Vista operating system. What does that mean for you?
With the end of support from Microsoft, users that are still on Vista will potentially be vulnerable malicious software and attacks. Microsoft wrote to users saying, "If you continue to use Windows Vista now that support has ended, your computer will still work but it might become more vulnerable to security risks and viruses. Internet Explorer 9 is no longer supported, so if your Windows Vista PC is connected to the Internet and you use Internet Explorer 9 to surf the web, you might be exposing your PC to additional threats. Also, as more software and hardware manufacturers continue to optimize for more recent versions of Windows, you can expect to encounter more apps and devices that do not work with Windows Vista."
If you continue to use Windows Vista now that support has ended, your computer will still work but it might become more vulnerable to security risks and viruses.
If you're still a Windows Vista user, you may be wondering what's next? You can continue using Vista, but exercising caution while browsing the internet is now of your utmost priority. Never click on suspicious links or give out your personal information to sites you don't trust. However, the best thing you can do for your computer and yourself at this time is to upgrade your operating system from Vista to a newer one such as Windows 10.