Windows XP retirement creates opportunity for Chinese security firm
Posted on: 04/17/2014 07:17 PM

Microsoft may have retired Windows XP, but one of China's leading security vendors is trying to keep the OS threat-free, and rolling out protection software to hundreds of millions of users in the nation.

Windows XP retirement creates opportunity for Chinese security firm


From Computerworld:
On April 8, Microsoft officially ended support to the OS, meaning that Windows XP users will no longer receive security updates from the company. In preparation, Chinese security vendor Qihoo 360 has been developing its own free "XP Shield" software for Chinese PC users.

It has become one of the biggest projects for Qihoo 360, whose security products already have 470 million users. Since XP Shield was launched in late February, over 90 percent of the company's Windows XP users have downloaded the software, Sun Xiaojun, a security engineer with the company, said Wednesday. That puts its users at 200 million, he added.



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