Even though Microsoft will offer some transitional anti-malware support for Windows XP through July 14, 2015, the end of XP support means that after April 8, 2014, Windows XP computers and the information stored on them are at serious risk. According to Microsoft,
If you continue to use Windows XP after support ends, your computer should still work, but it will become five times more vulnerable to security risks and viruses. And as more software and hardware manufacturers continue to optimize for more recent versions of Windows, a greater number of programs and devices like cameras and printers won’t work with Windows XP.
Last update: March 13, 2014, 2:49pm