Microsoft Stops Support for Internet Explorer 8, 9, 10 on January 12th 2016

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January 8, 2016

Microsoft Stops Support for Internet Explorer 8, 9, 10 on January 12th 2016

If you are using Internet Explorer versions 8, 9 or 10, then you should think about upgrading your internet browser.

On Tuesday 12th January 2016, Microsoft will stop Internet Explorer support for these versions, which means there will be no future security updates. If you don’t upgrade your browser, you could be at a greater risk of becoming a victim of cybercrime.

Here are a few answers to a few questions you might have:

  • Which version should I update to? Microsoft recommends that customers upgrade to either Internet Explorer 11, or Edge. You can download the latest version of Internet Explorer here. You could always switch to an alternative like Chrome or Firefox.
  • If I don’t upgrade, will my browser stop working? Your browser will still work, but it won’t be supported by Microsoft any more. This means they won’t fix any bugs, and they won’t make any more security patches – their developers will focus only on the later products.
  • What if I can’t roll out the update for my company in time? Microsoft have had this planned for a long time, but all the same, they have stated that they understand it isn’t always easy to implement a large software update across an entire company. If you’re having trouble updating your version of Windows Explorer before Microsoft officially pulls the plug on support, and if your business has 500 employees or more, then you should contact Microsoft who may be able to help you.

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