Support for older versions of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser has come to an end.
As of today, only IE 11 — the most recent and last version of the browser – will be supported as Microsoft puts its focus on Windows 10 and its new browser Edge.
IE 8, 9, and 10 have officially reach end of support, meaning there will be no more security updates, non-security updates, free or paid assisted support options, or online technical content updates.
Running older versions of Internet Explorer will leave you wide open to a number of risks.
“Without critical browser security updates, your PC may become vulnerable to harmful viruses, spyware, and other malicious software which can steal or damage your business data and information,” Microsoft said.
If you have an enterprise line-of-business (LOB) application with a dependency on a version of Internet Explore, not to worry — Microsoft is introducing new features and resources to help customers upgrade without losing out on functionality. Enterprise Mode, for instance, permits the use of legacy web apps with Internet Explorer 11.
“Upgrading web apps to modern standards is still the best long-term approach, but commercial customers can leverage Enterprise Mode to upgrade to Internet Explorer 11 faster and easier than ever before,” Microsoft said.
“Microsoft offers numerous free and paid support offerings for customers and partners who wish to migrate to the latest version of Internet Explorer.”
The latest version of Internet Explorer can be downloaded here.