Do You Know the Hidden Dangers of Moving off of Windows XP?

End of support for Windows XP begins on April 8, 2014. Those who choose to stay on XP after end of support will face an end to hot-fixes, technical assistance, and security updates. Sticking around on Windows XP is risky; reports point out that the lack of security updates will make it a hot target for hackers, viruses, and other malware. When Microsoft releases security updates for Windows 7 and 8, attackers will check and test Windows XP for those same vulnerabilities. If the vulnerabilities are shared, attackers will target these known security holes in XP because it won’t be receiving security patches.


Studies show that Windows XP users will be six times more likely to suffer from a virus or other malware. We at Laplink recommend that XP users upgrade their current operating system or transfer to a new PC. With PCmover, the move is seamless, so there’s no reason to face the risks that Windows XP will soon carry.

PCmover is the only utility that transfers all selected files, personalized settings, and even applications from an old PC to a new one. Its streamlined process handles everything automatically using a step-by-step wizard to guide you through individual selections. You can choose to transfer everything, or you can choose exactly which files, applications, and settings to leave behind. PCmover handles the rest! There’s no need to dig up old serial numbers, license codes, or installation disks because PCmover transfers most applications to the new PC installed and ready-to-use.

PCmover is also the only migration tool that comes with 24/7 Free Transfer Assistance, making it the perfect solution for PC users of any skill level. Just call up the toll-free number and get expert guidance from one of our certified migration specialists, who will walk you through the complete transfer process.

But do you know about the hidden dangers of moving off of Windows XP? What about all your data on your old PC’s hard drive? Data that isn’t erased permanently can be retrieved, causing users to become victims of identity theft. Just deleting files or reformatting the hard drive doesn’t keep the data from being recovered. With Laplink SafeErase, you no longer have to worry. PCmover and SafeErase is the perfect combo to move you off of XP and leave nothing behind.

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Research shows that identity theft is the fastest growing crime in America and affects approximately 19 people per minute. The average victim of identity theft suffers an estimated loss of $500 and 30 hours to resolve the crime. Deleted data can be recovered; even when hard disks are formatted, data recovery software can be used to obtain personal, confidential data. Laplink SafeErase protects you by permanently deleting data so that no one can retrieve and use it.

Laplink SafeErase is the fastest and most secure way to permanently delete sensitive information from an old PC before selling or recycling. Utilizing a serials of government recommended deletion methods, SafeErase completely wipes your personal data from the hard drive, making it completely unrecoverable.

PCmover Ultimate, which includes PCmover Professional, SafeErase, and a Laplink high-speed transfer cable, can be purchased for under $60 at, Amazon, Best Buy, Fry’s, Micro Center, Office Depot, Office Max, Staples, and other major software retailers and PC manufacturers. Laplink SafeErase is also sold separately for $29.95 on our website.

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