Software company IObit today announced the availability of a new version of Advanced SystemCare Free, its own solution designed to speed up the computer and fix issues that might exist in the operating system.
Advanced SystemCare Free 7.3 comes with several improvements, but the most notable improvement is clearly the addition of a new Windows XP module designed to protect those who are still running this particular OS version.
Basically, the new version of the application packs what IObit calls “Security Reinforce for XP” which does nothing more than to strengthen Windows XP anti-hacking protection and avoid being invaded by trojans and hackers.
At the same time, the app also helps fix the already known security fixes in order to make sure that your computer is fully patched, while also bringing support for Chrome 34, Firefox 28,Opera 20, KMplayer 3.8, Auslogics Disk Defrag 4.5, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0, ZoneAlarm Free 13.0, Firefox 28.0, Adobe Air 13.0, Flash Player 13.0.
Advanced SystemCare Free 7.3 is one of the applications that are still working on Windows XP and given the fact that this new version packs support for a feature supposed to protect computers running this OS build, expect the software developer to continue offering XP compatibility in future updates.
Although such applications are clearly helpful for those running Windows XP, Microsoft warns that third-party protection cannot ensure that all your files are completely safe and upgrading to a newer OS version is basically the only option right now.
“If you continue to use Windows XP now that support has ended, your computer will still work but it might become more vulnerable to security risks and viruses. Internet Explorer 8 is also no longer supported, so if your Windows XP PC is connected to the Internet and you use Internet Explorer 8 to surf the web, you might be exposing your PC to additional threats,” Microsoft warned.
“Also, as more software and hardware manufacturers continue to optimize for more recent versions of Windows, you can expect to encounter more apps and devices that do not work with Windows XP.”
Windows XP continues to be installed on nearly 26 percent of the desktop computers worldwide and if you're one of the users still running it right now, make sure that at least you're looking into some other options that could protect your files. Windows 8.1 is Microsoft's operating system of choice, but switching to it also involves hardware upgrades.