Tim Raines at Microsoft says:
The very first month that Microsoft releases security updates for supported versions of Windows, attackers will reverse engineer those updates, find the vulnerabilities and test Windows XP to see if it shares those vulnerabilities.
The gist of this article from Microsoft is that running Windows XP after April 8th is just asking for serious security issues. Quite a few of you are still running Windows XP. You can’t anymore. It’s un-neighborly. I think people should avoid letting their machines be turned into web bots.
So, it’s off to the computer museum with Windows XP. I used this for a lot of years. I’m not misty eyed, but Windows XP got the job done mostly.