Support for Internet Explorer ending!
Microsoft released the newest version of its browser, Edge in late July of 2015. This means the end for some versions of one of the most well-known and popular browsers in the world: Internet Explorer (IE). Edge will come as the default browser in Windows 10 and beyond.
What does this mean for your version of IE?
Well, beginning on January 12, 2016, only IE 11 will receive technical support, security updates, and technical support on Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10.
Why does this affect me?
It affects your ongoing security as and when new malware is created to attempt to hack your computer / device through your browser. Regular updates to your browser will include security updates to help protect your computer from harmful viruses, spyware and other malicious software. If you do not update, your browser will become open to the elements.
Think of it this way...
The key to the door of your house is unique to you. What would you do if someone broke in and stole your belongings? You would update the lock on your house to the newest, most secure version wouldn’t you. Well, this is exactly the same as your browser. If you just leave your browser running a very old version, you are making it much easier for someone to find a way to hack into your computer and steal your online data, card details, passwords and addresses etc.
I’m in, how do I upgrade?
For home PC users:
As a home user, you most likely have Automatic Updates turned on, and have already upgraded to Internet Explorer 11 without having to do anything. If you haven't turned on Automatic Updates yet, do so now by clicking the Check for Updates button on the Windows Update portion of the Control Panel to get started - Microsoft.com.
For Enterprise Customers or Small to Medium Businesses:
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By Robert Brown
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