Are you still using Windows 7? If so, you may be at greater risk to be infected by malware when compared with Windows 10. A report published by Webroot demonstrates that the average Windows 7 PC houses twice as much malware as Windows 10 machine. Independent studies have shown that Windows 10 is less vulnerable to zero day attacks than Windows 7. That trend was consistent across PCs in both home and business. Take a look at these interesting statistics:
- Only 15% of the total files determined to be malware in 2017 were seen on Windows 10 systems, while 63% were found on Windows 7 PCs
- Among PCs used by businesses, there was an average of .04 malware files per Windows 10 device, half the .08 files per machine running Windows 7
Windows 7 will reach end of life in January of 2020. If you don’t have a plan to upgrade, please give us a call. We can secure Windows 7 in the short-term, and develop a plan to get you up to date with Windows 10!