Google has announced that it will end support for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 early next year
With the release of a new version of Chrome early in 2019, Google has announced that it will no longer provide support for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. According to information provided on the company’s support page, the tech giant will formally end support for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 on February 7, 2023, which is the day when Chrome 110 is anticipated to be made available. Users will need to make sure that their device is running Windows 10 or a later version if they want to keep getting new versions of Chrome.
Users of these operating systems will not receive any further software upgrades, but earlier versions of Chrome will continue to operate normally. According to the firm, users who are still operating on Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 are strongly encouraged to switch to a version of Windows that is supported in order to continue receiving Chrome’s security updates and new feature releases. According to a survey that was published not too long ago, Google Chrome is the web browser that is the most prone to security flaws, with 303 individual flaws and a cumulative total of 3,159 flaws as of 2022.
The report states that the results were derived from information contained in a database and cover the period of time from January 1 to October 5. The only browser that had vulnerabilities over those five days in October as Google Chrome. These vulnerabilities include CVE-2022-3318, CVE-2022-3314, CVE-2022-3311, CVE-3309, and CVE-3307. The Common Vulnerability and Exposure (CVE) initiative monitors security holes and vulnerabilities across a variety of platforms. The study stated that the vulnerabilities might cause memory corruption on a computer. However, the database does not identify the specifics of the problems.