The following has been excerpted from support.office.com.
Support for Office 2010 will end on October 13, 2020, and there will be no extension and no extended security updates. All of your Office 2010 apps will continue to function. However, you could expose yourself to serious and potentially harmful security risks.
Here’s what the end of support means for you after October 13, 2020:
Microsoft will no longer provide technical support, bug fixes, or security fixes for Office 2010 vulnerabilities which may be subsequently discovered. This includes security updates which can help protect your PC from harmful viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.
- You’ll no longer receive Office 2010 software updates from Microsoft Update.
- You’ll no longer receive phone or chat technical support.
- No further updates to support content will be provided and most online help content will be retired.
- You’ll no longer be able to download Office 2010 from the Microsoft web site.
What are my options?
We recommend you upgrade Office. Your options to upgrade will depend if you’re using Office 2010 at home or if your version of Office 2010 is managed by the IT department at your work or school.
Contact YYCC if you are using this Microsoft product version – we can help you evaluate and upgrade your systems as painlessly as possible.