Computer Security

Are There Dangers To Installing Old Software

You may have an old copy of Microsoft Office lying around that you suddenly decide to install on your new Windows 10 computer and wonder if there will be any issues.

Will if support has ended there can be with security being the big issue as opening Office files with an old copy of Office can leave you vulnerable to virus / malware issues.

Will your antivirus be able to save you in this case ?

No , as most run as an administrator you are actually giving permission for the virus / malware to run.

There is also the compatibility issues when trying to open new versions of files.

Richard Pascoe is a technology consultant & technology commentator for the media on FIVEaa , ABC Adelaide , PowerFM , 5MU , 7AD and 7BU and has been seen on the Channel 7 news , Channel 9 News , Channel 10 news and Today Tonight . Richard gives his opinions on Microsoft , Google , Apple and deals with personal computers , smartphones and tablets.

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