Why should you stop using Microsoft Office 2010 now?

Document editing program (Microsoft Office 2010) is Microsoft Office 2010 from Microsoft One of the most popular and used document editors for more than 10 years, the program remains a popular choice for many especially for people who work from home and do not benefit from regular software updates from the company’s technical support department.

However, support for Office 2010 is nearing its end, and users of the program will need to look elsewhere for software for editing text documents, spreadsheets and presentations.

But why should you stop using Microsoft Office 2010 now?

While you will still be able to use your old versions of Word, PowerPoint, and Excel applications even after the end of the support appointment, you may face real threats in keeping your data and computer information safe, because Microsoft will not provide security updates and customer support for the program anymore.

This is a special problem for Office 2010 because of macro viruses, which is a type of malware written in the same language of macros used to perform repetitive or complex tasks for applications, so if you download an Office 2010 file containing a VBA macro and try to open it, a message will appear that gives you the option to enable the macro If you are sure it is safe, however, there is always a chance that the file may contain some malware.

Although so far no particularly big security vulnerability has been discovered in the version (Office 2010) related to macro viruses or anything else, there is still a possibility that Microsoft will make an exception and issue a quick security fix, as happened in 2019 A security error was detected Dangerously has been around for a long time in Windows XP, but there is no guarantee.

What should he do?

If you are using Office 2010 on your computer to edit text documents, you will see a warning bar informing you that support is about to end every time you try to open a file, and there are several ways to solve the problem.

Among them: You can continue to use Office 2010 anyway although this step may be risky, or you can use (Microsoft Office 365It is a subscription-based service that gives you access to the Microsoft Office suite of software and provides you with regular security and other updates throughout the year, or you can start using the web version Microsoft Office Online It’s free, or you can switch to a free open source program for editing your text documents, like LibreOffice or OpenOffice.

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