People still haven’t learnt their lesson with regards to running Windows XP, it appears. And for those who still use it, there’s a price to be paid.
Hackers exploited a known, real imperfection in Windows XP to launch a cyberattack which is as yet creating mayhem universally.
But the OS still keeps running on numerous PCs around the globe, despite the fact that Microsoft quit giving security updates to it on April 8, 2014.
As per stats from Net Applications, it’s the third most prevalent working OS all inclusive, with 7.04% piece of the pie.
That implies an outdated, unsupported working structure is more prevalent than any version of Windows 8, any version of Mac OS X, and Linux.
Windows 7 and Windows 10 are more well known than XP, with around 49% and 26% piece of respective market share.
Here are the main five most well known OS, as indicated by Net Applications:
- Windows 7: 48.5%
- Windows 10: 26.28%
- Windows XP: 7.04%
- Windows 8.1: 6.96%
- Macintosh OS X 10.12: 3.21%
Analyst house Gartner anticipated that there would be 2 billion PCs being used comprehensively by 2014, but there have been no updated figures from that point forward. If we conservatively take 2 billion as the number, that proposes there no less than 140 million PCs as yet running Windows XP.
Europol, the EU’s policing arm, cautioned that the cyberattack, known as “WannaCry,” will keep on wreaking ruin this week as people come back to work and sign onto their PCs. WannaCry is ransomware — noxious software that encodes people’s information then demands money in return for decoding. It has hit no less than 200,000 casualties crosswise over 150 nations up until this point, as indicated by Europol, and caused turmoil in the UK’s NHS, Telefónica in Spain, and numerous different associations all inclusive.
Despite the fact that the support for XP is gone, Microsoft made the uncommon stride of issuing a crisis fix for Windows XP, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2003 on Friday night.