Avira will continue to support Windows XP users

The creator of the antivirus software, Avira, has announced its commitment to continue protecting free users of the operating system Windows XP with Avira Free Antivirus, while the Microsoft anti-malware support will no longer update for XP in April 2014.

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This announcement opens a major security breach for Windows XP users, since not even be aware that they are using an outdated safety product as it is not to removed, but simply new security firms will not be provided and that is the worst scenario for the user, according to spokesman of Avira. The announcement of the cessation of support for Windows XP will cause a significant increase in attacks to the system as cybercriminals will take advantage of the circumstance of this vulnerability.

Avira recommends XP migration to another system as soon as possible, while still ensuring optimal protection to your product Avira Free Antivirus for computers with Windows XP SP3 (32-bit) and Windows XP SP2 (64 bit) with the only requirement of a minimum 1 GB RAM (although 2 GB is recommended).

The best recommendation for the case is avoided problems and try upgrade to Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or one of the many existing Linux distributions.

The antivirus has versions for computers, smartphones, servers and networks, offered as software or services in the cloud, with more than 100 million consumers globally.

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