Unfortunately, the company recently announced that both Windows XP and Windows Vista are expected to lose Firefox support in June of 2018 and recommend users upgrade to a newer version of Windows before that deadline.
With ESR support, Firefox only receives security updates for Windows XP and Vista and none of the new features available for the latest browser versions.
Windows XP users can browse the site safely even though their operating system does not accept additional updates. The same applies to Internet Explorer, which does not accept any XP updates.
"June of 2018 is the last month of Firefox support in Windows XP and Vista, therefore, those of you who are using comparable platforms will receive security updates by that date," said a Mozilla spokesman.
In other news, Windows XP still has a market share of 5%, and statistics show a slowdown, despite the lack of security updates. They ceased to be supported in April of 2014 and since then they have only received one patch this year because of the WannaCry attack.
Windows XP is mainly used by companies and organizations that have implemented security systems that limit the Internet connection and internal networks. Of course this does not mean that the systems are hacker-proof so upgrading to supported Windows is still the safest solution.
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