Hundreds of millions of computers are now vulnerable to dangerous malware and attacks after Microsoft ended support for Windows 7 overnight.
While computers with a 10-year operating system will still work, Microsoft will stop providing updates and security patches for all Windows 7 computers.
According to NetMarketShare, more than a third of all computers in the world are expected to be affected by viruses and malware.
Microsoft strongly encourages customers to purchase Windows 10 or buy a new PC with a standard operating system.
While it is possible to install Windows 10 on an older device, Microsoft said it is not recommended for older computers as new PC hardware is faster, more functional, and more compatible with the latest technology.
Users are strongly encouraged to back up all of their files and photos to OneDrive or external hard drive before migrating.
Microsoft has also stated that Windows 10 is the most secure Windows system ever made.
The news came when Firefox users were warned to update their browsers. Mozilla has identified a serious security vulnerability that could allow hackers to take control of your computer.
Firefox has patched a security vulnerability – CVE-2019-17026 – with update 72.0.1. The update should install automatically, but users are advised to check if they are using the latest version of the Firefox browser.