On October 9, Microsoft said that more than 9.9 million PCs in Korea are still using Windows XP. Upgrading is urgent, since mainstream support for Windows XP will end in 6 months.
After April 8, 2014, any technical support, including security updates, latest driver support, and online tech support, will no longer be provided for Windows XP.
Therefore, it is highly likely that after the end of tech support for Windows XP, PCs that run the outdated operating system will be exposed to security threats such as viruses, spyware, or other types of malicious code.
According to the statistics from the web traffic monitoring company Statcounter, 9.9 million PCs in Korea were using Windows XP as of September, which constitutes 22% of the total 45.29 million PCs nationwide.