Quick reminder: Firefox ends support for Windows XP and Vista this year

By: George Finley
2 minute read
Firefox support Windows XP

Mozilla announced that it’s ending support for its Firefox web browser on Windows XP and Vista in 2018. Mozilla also announced a while back that users who were on these older versions of Microsoft’s operating system would be moved to something called Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR).

The company initially announced that support would be offered until September 2017, but later changed its mind, extending it to June 2018.

While we don’t know what the exact date will be, Mozilla should give users more details about it in the coming months. This way, users and organizations have more time at their disposal to move away from the two operating systems Microsoft stopped supporting back in April 2014 and April 2017.

Mozilla finally gives up on Windows XP and Vista

Firefox was one of the few browsers that continued to support Windows XP and Windows Vista. Mozilla also stated that Firefox users still lingering on these platforms should expect some security updates until then Users will not have to take any additional action in order to get those updates.

Upgrade your OS to avoid attacks and exploits

Mozilla advises users still running these old versions of Windows to consider upgrading. Users are strongly encouraged to upgrade their systems to a newer version of Windows that is safer and still supported by Microsoft. All unsupported OS will no longer receive security updates and they’ll become more favorable targets of cyber attacks and exploits.

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