Published: Sun, January 19, 2020
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

Why You Should Stop Using Windows 7 ASAP

Why You Should Stop Using Windows 7 ASAP

Critical security flaws have been discovered in Microsoft Windows operating systems affecting millions of machines running on them, prompting the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to issue an alert on Wednesday (Jan 15) and another one on Friday (Jan 17).

This leaves consumer data potentially vulnerable to attack through viruses and malware, explained James Tew, CEO at the online motor finance business.

Numerous users have taken to Reddit (and also Microsoft's community forum), to complain that update KB4528760, which is supposed to patch PCs with the Windows 10 May 2019 Update and Windows 10 November 2019 Update installed, is failing to install, and instead displaying unhelpful error messages. Which may or may not be in the next version of Windows 10, because that's the system we're working with now. "The user would have no way of knowing the file was malicious, because the digital signature would appear to be from a trusted provider", Microsoft said.

The bug could allow them to run software which looks as if it's made by a trusted source, but is actually created to carry out malicious attacks or steal information. By doing so, the attacker could gain full control of a system once a user downloads their infected app. Windows 8 and 8.1 were both so overwhelmingly unpopular that Microsoft took the drastic move of letting customers upgrade to Windows 10 - from Windows 7 and above - for free.

Sleevi states that this check is "not perfect", but is good enough for now as users roll out the security updates to their operating systems and Google switches to better verifiers.

Everyone with a Windows PC is urged to update to the latest version after the NSA discovered a severe vulnerability in the operating system.

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If a security vulnerability is exposed in Windows 7 in the future no patches will be made available to resolve the problem.

The only way to get rid of this vulnerability is to install the latest update from Microsoft to your Windows device. (Other builds get individual Patch Tuesday rollups customized specially for them.) It could be that Windows Update isn't sure which build it's dealing with when it starts to apply the patch.

The easiest and fastest way to do this is by connecting an external hard drive then copying and pasting the files you want to keep.

According to Microsoft, a single licence for one PC to upgrade to Windows 10: Home Edition is £119.99.

Note: You have to run the Windows 10 setup from a genuine copy of Windows. It will also show you tips for choosing a new device and getting up to speed quickly with the familiar but newer versions of Windows and Office'.

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