Windows XP is one of the operating systems that are no longer supported, which means updates are no longer rolled out, making it vulnerable. Without security updates, it is basically sitting duck.
Still, the OS would still work, which is good news for people like you who are unwilling to upgrade to newer versions. Just know that some applications may no longer work, such as the Adobe Flash Player.
Even if you have the app previously installed, you might not get an update of the latest version.
Although this will make your system vulnerable, the real problem starts when you can no longer watch or stream videos online due to an old Flash player.
Since Windows XP is no longer supported, you will not find an updated Flash player that is compatible with the OS.
The last version released for XP was Adobe Flash Player 220.127.116.11. But some users still claim to be unable to update.
Some workarounds include using Firefox or IE instead of Chrome since Google no longer supports Adobe Flash Player. In fact, Flash has been disabled from Chrome.
You may also need to uninstall the old version you have and then install the new one. Just be ready to face some installation issues. Another option would be to use the Extended Support Release.
Visit the Adobe product page, search for Flash Player and look for the extended support release.
Some users claim that the extended plug-in is only available for IE and nothing else.
In this case, decide to upgrade your OS.
Just know that the support for Adobe Flash Player has a time limit in Windows 10.