Systems running Windows 7 could become targets for malicious software as hackers discover new vulnerabilities.
Antivirus software companies supporting Win 7 will be unable to provide full protection and will discontinue development of new Win 7 virus protection solutions. Win 7 compliant hardware availability is also in question since most manufacturers are no longer testing for Win 7 compliance.
ABB strongly recommends customers running Windows 7 operating systems evaluate their system life cycle plans and risk mitigation strategy. Simultaneously, ABB is offering upgrade solutions
that can remedy or mitigate risks and help customers better protect their plants and personnel while ensuring safe operations and continuous production.