Windows XP Support Ends: Back Up Your Data
Another commonsense precaution. It’s one thing to have your data accessed by a criminal. It’s another degree of pain altogether for a virus to actually damage or delete it.
This can happen.
Backing up any data on a Windows XP computer is critical. If that PC gets hits by malware and the data is compromised, at least it won’t be gone for good if you have a copy stored on an external hard drive or in the cloud.