Microsoft Corporation will end official support for their Internet Explorer web browser on January sixteen two thousand sixteen. This end of life includes Internet Explorer versions eight, nine, and ten. For now, only Internet Explorer eleven will continue to receive technical support and security uptates.
Internet Explorer eleven will continue to receive updates on Microsoft Windows seven, 8.1, and ten. After January sixteen two thousand sixteen, versions prior to Internet Explorer eleven may become susceptible to malware, spyware, security vulnerabilities, etc. Microsoft recommends you upgrade your web browser to Internet Explorer eleven if you don't already have that version installed.
You can upgrade to Internet Explorer eleven by making sure that Automatic Updates is enabled in Microsoft windows Control Panel. Internet Explorer eleven should then show up as a possible Windows update. Also, Windows ten has Microsoft Edge web browser built in.
However, Microsoft Windows ten will open Internet Exlorer eleven when necessary for backwards compatability. Microsoft claims they will support Internet Explorer eleven on Windows 7, 8.1, and 10 as long as those operating systems are still officially supported by them. You can still use older versions of Internet Explorer ie. eight, nine, and ten, however many websites may not function properly as web developers stop coding their websites for backwards browser compatibility.
Finally, you can check out Microsoft's dedicated web page for their Web Browsers where you can get help for upgrading Internet Explorer and download links. Also, you can check out Microsoft's Internet Explorer end of support page.
About Author Aaron J. Berg
Aaron J. Berg is the owner of Anet Computers, host of the Reality PC podcast, and blogger at AnetComputers.com. For over thirteen years, he worked for fortune 500 companies and the United States Federal government supporting computers. Now he helps you solve your most common computer problems.