Microsoft has ended support for the Windows XP operating system. As of April 8, there are no more security updates or technical support for Windows XP. The company has recommended that those with PCs running Windows XP migrate to another operating system, which is supported, such as Windows 8.1, so they can get regular security updates.
There were many predictions of doomsday scenarios, now that support has ended. Many “security companies have repeatedly warned of the inevitability of a zombie army of hacked XP machines that will stalk the Internet, dooming us all,” according to a report appearing earlier this month in The Guardian.