WINDOWS Operating Systems end-of-life: Windows operating systems "XP" and Windows "Vista", and Office 2007 (and earlier releases) are no longer supported by Microsoft as well as many of the vendors supporting programs that run on XP / Vista. Examples: The Google Chrome browser, Adobe Reader, Office 2007 and earlier, etc. Without the ongoing upgrades/updates to these systems, you run the high risk of getting attacked with malicious software (i.e., malware) and/or viruses. NOTE: If you want to continue using these computers, then DISCONNECT them from the internet: unplug your ethernet cable if you are connected via hard wire, and, disable your Wi-Fi. Double check you don't have both functions working on your computer. For example, a laptop can be connected with an ethernet cable as well as have the Wi-Fi turned on.
At a minimum -- BACK UP YOUR DATA FILES TO EXTERNAL DEVICES ---- "NOW"!!!
*** Listing of Microsoft product end-of-support dates (look for the "Extended" dates)
New site for Will's Computer Support
GO TO: https://wills-cs.com
This site no longer available 8/1/2018
The Rule of Thumb is this: NO ONE WILL EVER CALL YOU OR EMAIL (includes pop-up on your desktop) and tell you that you have a problem with your computer and you must call them or lose everything that is legit!!!! These are ---- SCAMS no matter how legitimate they may seem
LINKS TO REPORT SCAMS / COMPUTER ATTACKS:
Government FTC Federal Trade Commission Complaint Assistant
Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) FBI Crime Complaint Center
>> IC3 Complaint Form (in-depth form)
**Windows 10 upgrade / new system setup**
If you've never worked with Windows 8 up to now, be warned! Going from Windows Vista/7 to Windows 8/10 is a major leap and the learning curve will be frustrating for many. I can do the upgrade for you if you prefer and also, I will configure your system to give it a "look-and-feel" of Windows XP / 7 to make life easier navigating the new operating system.
Will's Computer Support, LLC