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Microsoft No Longer Supporting Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10

Microsoft has ended support for Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10 as of January 2016. If you want to continue receiving updates, Microsoft recommends everyone to upgrade to version 11 or use the Edge browser that is built in to Windows 10.

To quote Microsoft’s End of IE support page,

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.

According to Netmarketshare, StatCounter, and W3Counter, Internet Explorer has been on a steady decline in usage, even when users of Windows 10 Edge Browser are in included in those statistics. To convince users to switch, Microsoft has released a Windows update that will popup and ask the user to upgrade their browser to the newest version.

 

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