Life after Windows 7? If you are feeling valiant enough, then the two most important things are using updated programs and capable antivirus software to keep you and your old PC on the safe side.
Good thing is that there is no shortage of quality applications that still support this old OS.
The retirement of Windows 7 is big news right now, resulting in an uptick in users upgrading to newer operating system, companies upgrading their computers, and even software vendors outlining their support policy for the platform.
Long story short, while the fan-favorite Windows 7 will no longer receive security updates, most browsers and antivirus products will continue to support this version — at least for two more years.
All the industry leaders are in, and have confirmed that their security solutions will run on the now-retired operating system. You have the likes of Bitdefender, Kaspersky, McAfee, and Symantec, all accounted for.
Even under-fire ones like AVAST and AVG.
This and more has been revealed in this handy little list put together by German organization AV-TEST, who have confirmed that almost all the big-name vendors will continue to support Windows 7 for a while further.
You can click this here link to take a look at the full list.
Microsoft Security Essentials, however, is the only major solution that will no longer receive any more program updates, though Redmond will continue to deliver signature updates for its security solution for the foreseeable future.
Likewise, browser makers have also ensured full Windows 7 support, including Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.