The constant updates in your Windows operating system (OS), especially on taking a greater leap from Windows 7 to Windows 10, might be taking you through unfamiliar charters and a new interface you might not want to have on your computer.
But updating your Windows OS has a profound benefit, and that is, providing your computer the latest patches of security.
Kaspersky Lab’s latest report shows that Southeast Asian countries are among the top of the list for being vulnerable to malware and other security breaches due to the use of outdated OS and the destructive practice of frequently ignoring software updates.
Updating your OS is a must not only because security experts and Microsoft itself told you to do so, but also because a significant incident had happened already due to the use of an outdated OS.
The global ransomware attack called “WannaCry” obliterated millions of Windows XP computers in 2017. Due to its massive scale, Microsoft was lenient to make an emergency patch for the over-a-decade-old OS, and that was the last support they’ve ever done for it.
For those who haven’t heard, Microsoft had also ended support for Windows 7 since January 14 this year. Those who are still using Windows 8 or 8.1 may still be in safe hands, but Microsoft had also settled on ending the extended support by 2023.
If you’re one of those millions of PC users still stuck on Windows 7 and below, better upgrade your Windows OS fast before you encounter a malware yourself. You have no option but to always opt for the latest OS to get the best security you need for your computer.