Support for Windows 7 has ended.

Windows 7 has reached end of life for support, which means it will no longer be updated with critical security patches.

It is important to make sure that you upgrade machines that are still running Windows 7.

Give us a call on 01902 711777 and we can book an onsite review.

 

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WINDOWS 7

END OF LIFE

Why is this a problem?

Users with Windows 7 will be more vulnerable to malware attacks, particularly from “ransomware”. When Microsoft stopped support on Windows XP, there was a flood of viruses and exploits and hackers took control over unpatched PCs in the NHS and other organisations.

Windows 7 machines will non longer receive security updates.

What this means for you

The British government’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) told the BBC: “We would urge those using the software after the deadline to replace unsupported devices as soon as possible, to move sensitive data to a supported device and not to use them for tasks like accessing bank and other sensitive accounts.”

Your data may be vulnerable and targeted by hacking groups.

Windows 7 systems will be targeted in Ransomware attacks.

Required software and applications may stop working on Windows 7.

Banks may block Internet access from Windows 7 machines.

What can Blackwood IT do for you?

Our team will arrange a full survey of your existing systems and infrastructure, our professionals have the skills, knowledge and experience to find the right solution for your business. We will make sure that you invest in the right solution; one that meets your unique set of requirements and challenges head on.

Managed IT Support Services

Microsoft ended mainstream support for Windows 7 in January 2015, with extended support running till 14 January 2020.

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Our expert IT team has over 40 years combined experience. We specialise in IT & communications for small and medium businesses based in the Midlands areas.

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