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Microsoft has finally announced that it will stop supporting its Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10 starting from January 12, 2016. With other words, the only Internet Explorer version that will still receive technical support and security updates is the Internet Explorer 11 which comes with Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.



Microsoft said that the Internet Explorer is a “component of the Windows OS” and that the company will continue to follow the specific support lifecycle policy for the operating system on which it is installed. With other words, the Internet Explorer 11 will be supported for life in Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and Windows 7.

So, as long as the Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 are supported by Microsoft, the Internet Explorer 7 that it came with it will also be supported by the company.

Microsoft is also encouraging users to update their older browsers for a more secure and faster browsing experience. The company also warned the users that using older browsers will make their computers vulnerable to malware, spyware and viruses. At the same time, by stopping the support for the mentioned Internet Exporer versions, the website developers will no longer spend hours in order to make sure that the designs are compatible with the older Microsoft browsers.

In concordance with TheNextWeb, Microsoft will release a patch on January 12, 2016, also known as KB3123303, which will ask Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 users that are running on old browser to upgrade. We remind you that many home PC users have the “Automatic Updates” turned on, which means that they most likely already have the Internet Explorer 11 installed on their computers.

Have you updated your Internet Explorer yet? What browser are you using on your Windows PC?

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