Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Sunday January 26, 2014

Microsoft Retains Weapon to Silently Scrub XP

Little by little Microsoft is making it easier and less painful for reticent Windows XP owners to make the switch to a newer, supported operating system. Microsoft will maintain the Malicious Software Removal Tool for XP until July 2015.

By extending the life of the MSRT -- and more importantly, automatically running it each month -- Microsoft will be able to clean some PCs if massive malware outbreaks hit Windows XP after it's retired from support.

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