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TRUE – End of Support for Windows 7 on January 14, 2020

by Brett M. Christensen

In recent weeks, you may have seen social media messages and blog post warning that support for the Windows 7 operating system is set to end in January 2020.

The claims are true. Microsoft has announced that support for Windows 7 ends on January 14, 2020. Microsoft is urging people to upgrade to Windows 10 as soon as possible.

What Happens if You Don’t Upgrade?

Your computer will still function and you will not notice any immediate changes. However, after January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates, software updates, or technical support for Windows 7.

This means that your computer may become more vulnerable to various security risks such as malware attacks.

More Information

Windows 7 Reaches End of Life Tomorrow, What You Need to Know

Support for Windows 7 is nearing the end

How to prepare for Windows 7 End of Life

Importance Notice

After considerable thought and with an ache in my heart, I have decided that the time has come to close down the Hoax-Slayer website.

These days, the site does not generate enough revenue to cover expenses, and I do not have the financial resources to sustain it going forward.

Moreover, I now work long hours in a full-time and physically taxing job, so maintaining and managing the website and publishing new material has become difficult for me.

And finally, after 18 years of writing about scams and hoaxes, I feel that it is time for me to take my fingers off the keyboard and focus on other projects and pastimes.

When I first started Hoax-Slayer, I never dreamed that I would still be working on the project all these years later or that it would become such an important part of my life. It's been a fantastic and engaging experience and one that I will always treasure.

I hope that my work over the years has helped to make the Internet a little safer and thwarted the activities of at least a few scammers and malicious pranksters.

A Big Thank You

I would also like to thank all of those wonderful people who have supported the project by sharing information from the site, contributing examples of scams and hoaxes, offering suggestions, donating funds, or helping behind the scenes.

I would especially like to thank David White for his tireless contribution to the Hoax-Slayer Facebook Page over many years. David's support has been invaluable, and I can not thank him enough.

Closing Date

Hoax-Slayer will still be around for a few weeks while I wind things down. The site will go offline on May 31, 2021. While I will not be publishing any new posts, you can still access existing material on the site until the date of closure.

Thank you, one and all!

Brett Christensen,
Hoax-Slayer