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Are there security risks involved with using older versions of Windows? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I currently have a workstation that is running Windows Vista Business 32-bit SP2. I always install the latest updates, and use Norton 360 for internet security. Does running Windows Vista make my system vulnerable to potential security risks, as opposed to running a newer version of Windows, such as Windows 7 or 8?

    Any feedback is very much appreciated!

    Thank you,

    - Jacob

    Thursday, February 21, 2013 3:40 AM

Answers

  • As long as you keep your Windows Vista operating system up-to-date with Windows Update and use a good security program (as you are), you will be fine.

    Carey Frisch

    Friday, February 22, 2013 7:53 PM
    Moderator

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  • As long as you keep your Windows Vista operating system up-to-date with Windows Update and use a good security program (as you are), you will be fine.

    Carey Frisch

    Friday, February 22, 2013 7:53 PM
    Moderator
  • Carey,

    I really appreciate your answer!

    That is what I thought, but I wanted a second oppinion from someone with more expertise than myself (which isn't much!).

    Thank you,

    - Jacob


    Friday, February 22, 2013 8:39 PM
  • I would suggest you also consider adding / using Malwarebytes.

    {Free version available if you so choose}

    http://www.malwarebytes.org/products

    That coupled with your existing Security should stand you in good stead.

    Make sure everything is regularly updated.{including Windows}
    Scan regularly too.




    Dyami & Wanikiya -Team-ZigZag.

    Friday, February 22, 2013 10:18 PM
  • JMH3143,

    Thank you for your reply!

    I don't know much about Malwarebytes, but I will definitely look into it.

    I usually keep everything updated, and scan regularly too.

    Thank you,

    - Jacob


    Friday, February 22, 2013 11:58 PM
  • You are most welcome Jacob.

    Malwarebytes is a well respected program used widely.

    Good to note you update & scan regularly too.

    Enjoy your Vista SP2.

    Safe surfing!


    Dyami & Wanikiya -Team-ZigZag.

    Saturday, February 23, 2013 4:14 AM