Finally – Internet Explorer is being faded out!

Support for older versions of Internet Explorer ended on January 12th, 2016

Beginning January 12, 2016, only the most current version of Internet Explorer available for a supported operating system will receive technical supports and security updates. Internet Explorer 11 is the last version of Internet Explorer, and will continue to receive security updates, compatibility fixes, and technical support on Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10.

What does this mean?

It means you should take action. After January 12, 2016, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or technical support for older versions of Internet Explorer. Security updates patch vulnerabilities that may be exploited by malware, helping to keep users and their data safer. Regular security updates help protect computers from malicious attacks, so upgrading and staying current is important.

Microsoft Edge appears to be a decent upgrade from Microsoft. However, I would strongly encourage those who haven’t already done so to swap IE with either Firefox, Chrome or Opera.

Happy (and secure) surfing in 2016!

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