Microsoft is killing support for those older browsers next week. Your alternatives include upgrading to IE 11, switching to a rival browser or jumping to Windows 10 to get the Edge browser.
A support document posted by the software giant describes an “end of life” upgrade notification for Internet Explorer that will pop up January 12. The notification will warn people still running IE 8, 9 and 10 that their time is up and urge them to upgrade to the latest version of the browser.
The move doesn’t mean older versions of IE will disappear from your PC. It does mean no more bug fixes, updates or other patches will be released, leaving those editions vulnerable to malware and other security threats.
- Internet Explorer will remind you to upgrade beginning on 12 Jan 2016 (winsupersite.com)
- Microsoft warns again: Upgrade Internet Explorer now, or face the music (techradar.com)
- Microsoft releases update to protect Internet Explorer and Edge users against drive-by-download attacks (myce.com)
- Microsoft Edge continues where Internet Explorer left off (itproportal.com)