If you are using Windows XP then, as of 8th April 2014, your computer will no longer be protected and security patched by Microsoft
Microsoft has ended the support and updates for its once flagship product.
With the continued developments of the Windows 8 platform, coupled with the recent news that Microsoft is releasing its operating system to mobile phone manufacturers for free, the company decided that it can no longer continue to support and patch up its 12 year old operating system.
There are a few exceptions of some large government bodies around the world who are paying Microsoft £millions to give them bespoke security updates whilst they migrate their massive infrastructures away from XP.
If you have not already done so, we would strongly recommend you move away from XP and look to upgrade your hardware and operating system.