They won't be a security risk on April 8th, but the first time that MS
publishes security patches after that date for newer version, security
researchers will examine the patches. Doing so will give them an idea
about how to exploit the problem the patch was for. They will then try to
run the exploit on XP and see if it is vulnerable. Eventually they will
find an exploit that works against XP.
Even if you have a AV, people can exploit your machine without using a
virus. Is that a risk you want to accept?
On Sat, Mar 1, 2014 at 4:59 PM, Jimm Wetherbee <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Just because MS won't support XP any more doesn't mean those machines are
> instantly useless or a security risk come April 8th. We will not be doing
> anything with our lab computers until Summer because they are too old to
> run Windows 8 but we cannot do without them.
> On Sat, Mar 1, 2014 at 5:28 PM, Riley Childs <[log in to unmask]
> > Hi,
> > I wanted to hear how people are dealing with the Windows XP End-of-Life
> > (if anything at all :(
> > Personally I am migrating the computers that can run it to Windows 8 (we
> > ran out of 7 licenses and someone (years ago) bought SA, but that's
> > story), and when April 7th comes around: throw anything we can't use away
> > (sigh).
> > Riley Childs
> > Student
> > Asst. Head of IT Services
> > Charlotte United Christian Academy
> > (704) 497-2086
> > RileyChilds.net
> > Sent from my Windows Phone, please excuse mistakes