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Security Update:Windows 7 End Of Life: Microsoft will not support PCs running on Windows 7 after January 2020

Status Type

Security Update

Date and Time

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 14:30

Reason

Security update

Impact

Windows 7 users

WHAT HAPPENED?

The US Department of Homeland Security’s United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) reports that after January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or support for PCs running the Windows 7 operating system.

 

Advanced Users: For details and affected software refer to:

 

AFFECTED SYSTEMS:

  • Systems running on the Windows 7 operating system

 

WHAT'S THE PROBLEM?

  • Computer systems running unsupported software are exposed to elevated cybersecurity dangers, such as increased risks of malicious attacks or electronic data loss.
  • All computers (including non-UCSF owned devices) used to store or process UCSF information or connect to the UCSF network to conduct UCSF business are required to meet UCSF Minimum Security Standards for Electronic Information Resources which includes running up-to-date software.
  • Computing devices found to be non-compliant to these standards and without an exception on file are subject to being disconnected from the UCSF network and prohibited from connecting to UCSF resources.

 

HOW DO I PROTECT MY COMPUTER?

Update your software

  1. If you are supported by ITFS or have different IT support, no action on your part is required.
  2. If you do not have IT support or they do not support your computer, refer to the Microsoft informational webpage listed above.

 

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