I use Windows XP and MS Office 2000. How necessary is it for me to upgrade to Windows 8 and the latest version of Office to avoid infection? I've read that as long as key programs like Adobe, Java, etc. are kept up to date and IE is not used that virus infection is not much of a threat, and it will only be necessary to upgrade to a newer Window version when software manufacturers stop supporting XP and when it gets difficult to surf the internet. How prone to infection am I by using an old version of Office? Is the threat of infection from using older Windows operating systems and older versions of Office exaggerated to sell more software or is the threat real enough to fork over the cash to impoverished Microsoft? Where is the cheapest place to get the newer versions if necessary? Thanks for any replies.
Edited by aaaa44, 03 July 2014 - 04:39 PM.