Support for Older Versions of Internet Explorer Ends

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January 2016 Marks the End of Support for IE8, IE9, and IE10

Beginning January 12, 2016, only the current version of Internet Explorer available for a supported operating system will receive technical support and security updates. Microsoft recommends that customers running older versions of Internet Explorer upgrade to the most recent version, which is Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10.

The above message has been posted on the official Microsoft website.

What does this mean for you? Failure to upgrade your older version of Internet Explorer will leave your browser vulnerable to Malware and or malicious attacks.

Check Now to See What Version of Internet Explorer You are Using

Simply open Internet Explorer and look for the “Help” button on the main menu bar. Click on the “About Internet Explorer” button. PRO TIP: Ensure you have checked the “Install new versions automatically” box.

How to Upgrade Your Current Version of Internet Explorer

Regardless if you are an Enterprise customer or a business owner, Microsoft has options for upgrading. Visit their Browser Tech Center for more information. However, home PC users likely have the most current version of Internet Explorer installed as long as the automatic updates feature is toggled “on,” which is standard. You can check the Control Panel to confirm your current settings choice and change it, if needed.


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