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Watch out Internet Explorer Users, Microsoft Just Disowned You

Microsoft has announced end of support for Internet Explorer 8,9 and 10 users from January 12, 2016.

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Microsoft has been encouraging Windows users to upgrade to higher versions of its operating system. Taking the encouragement forward, Microsoft has announced the end of its support for Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10 from January 12, 2016.

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What Does it Mean?

Microsoft ending its support will mean that Internet Explorer (IE) 8, 9 and 10 users will not receive technical support, compatibility fixes and security patches for their browsers from January 12, 2016.

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Softwares used by websites are getting better and more advanced everyday, and so are viruses and hackers. To keep your data safe, Microsoft keeps updating its browser (IE) but will not do so anymore for versions 8, 9 and 10.

Simply put, if you use one of these versions, then your browser won’t be non-functional, just outdated and a security threat.

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What Difference Does it Make?

It makes a lot of difference. As Microsoft says on its website, without critical browser security updates, your PC may become vulnerable to harmful viruses, spyware, and other malicious software which can steal or damage your data and information.

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What Are My Options?

You can upgrade to Internet Explorer 11, which is the latest version of IE. It will continue to be supported by Microsoft on Windows 7, 8.1 and Windows 10.

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To get started, you can check the Windows Support Lifecycle or go here to download the latest version of IE supported by your PC.

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