The support for Windows XP has ended on April 8th: What happens to our players using this operating system? This news is here to tell you.
On April 8th, 2014, Microsoft has officially stopped their support for the Windows XP operating system.
Even if this fact does not alter the operation of WAKFU using this system (the game of course continue to run without problem), we wanted to inform you of potential security risks that the users of Windows XP may be facing.
Indeed, without the support of Microsoft to counter external attacks, Windows XP now finds itself without protection and can become an easy target for malwares.
Without creating a disproportionate panic attack, it is important that players who are still using this operating system are aware of the news and can act accordingly act by increasing their security.
Therefore, we invite you to switch to newer system if possible, such as Windows Vista, 7 or 8, or even changing environment by migrating to Linux.
It goes without saying that this information is only issued as a preventive measure and that you are of course free to choose the solution that suits you the best!
If you have any questions on the subject, we will do our best to answer them. Be aware that Microsoft has already started several communications to reassure users of Windows XP and help them switch as easily as possible to new operating systems.
I'd personally recommend AVG Free antivirus, as it's actually free, pretty robust, and does not seem to interfere with my having played Wakfu. I'm not sure if they're going to continue to support XP, but my guess would be "yes". It's anecdotal, but it's always worked for me.
Another option will be to look at your browsers and add-on several highly rated advertisement filters and virus/malware filters. The less adverts you see and click on, the less chance of being taken to a bad site. Especially for players of games like Wakfu, the possibility of being sent to a Phishing site is extreme.
This might be a good time for Ankama to link to the post last year about security and Phishing in regards to Ankama websites and emails, and code.ankama.com, and other such things.
Everyone, do some research and see what you can get to keep yourself protected.