You can take precautions to keep your XP system secure after Microsoft stops issuing security patches, but there are no guarantees. Security experts are warning of a hacker feeding frenzy after XP is cut loose. "Answer Line" columnist Lincoln Spector offers some additional tips for staying safe with XP.
Before we leave you holdouts, it's worth one more try: Upgrade from Windows XP. It's not a ploy to get you to buy a new system. It's a reasonable recommendation to move on to newer and better things. It doesn't even have to be Windows 8 — although the latest updates, also starting April 8, address many of the objections people have had with the latest OS. Windows 7 would be fine. But sticking with Windows XP is something only stalwart — or stubborn — souls should dare.
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