Still browsing the beautiful web on a primitive web browser – Internet Explorer? then you want to read this. Microsoft ends technical support and security updates for older versions of its Internet Explorer browser (IE8, IE9 and IE10) on 12th January 2016.
If you are still using any of the above IE browsers, you will get an “End of Life” upgrade notification, clicking which you will be provided with an option to upgrade your browser to Internet Explorer 11 or upgrade your entire operating system to Windows 10 that comes with the new Edge browser. Note that if you have a genuine Windows 7 or Windows 8 OS, you can freely upgrade to Windows 10.
Beginning January 12, 2016, only the most current version of Internet Explorer available for a supported operating system will receive technical supports and security updates. Internet Explorer 11 is the last version of Internet Explorer, and will continue to receive security updates, compatibility fixes, and technical support on Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10. said Microsoft in its support page.
How to upgrade your Internet Explorer browser
- If you are running Windows 7 OS or Windows 8 OS, you can download the Internet Explorer 11 [download here]
- Or You can freely upgrade to Windows 10 OS, the comes with new Edge browser (read our previous article on Why you should upgrade to Windows 10?)
But we recommend completely avoiding Internet Explorer browser and explore the web using the powerful Google Chrome browser [Google.com/chrome] or Mozilla Firefox browser [mozilla.org/firefox], that offers the real-time and automatic upgrade to latest versions and security updates, speedy browsing and highly customizable with themes, apps and extensions.