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Internet Explorer officially obsolete

On the 15th June 2022, Internet Explorer was officially laid to rest by Microsoft.

A failure of it’s kind

Internet Explorer is gone and quite frankly it won’t be missed.

The last official version of Internet Explorer was released in 2013, nearly 10 years ago, and since then people have mainly been using Google Chrome, Safari (Mac), Mozilla Firefox and Opera.

So what will happen?

If you’re using a Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 machine then don’t worry, Internet Explorer won’t suddenly stop working. But if you’re using an operating system that out-dated, then your machine is already vulnerable to security issues.

Windows 8.1 still has just over 6 months of security updates (mainstream support ended on January 9th, 2018).

Microsoft are no longer supporting it with any security updates and this is really bad news and could be detrimental to your sensitive data.

For Windows 10 users and above, you won’t have to risk using Internet Explorer any longer as the program will not re-direct you to Microsoft Edge automatically.

“I need Internet Explorer to access a particular website. How can I do this now?”

If you are asking this question, then you’re in luck as Microsoft have provided you with a solution.

Microsoft developed a feature called “IE Mode”, IE standing for Internet Explorer. With it, you can access those specific websites in the same way you could before.

Click here for a handy guide on how to enable that feature.

Thank you for reading

One of the worst habits in general computer usage is not keeping software up-to-date. The reason companies and developers update software is to not only implement fancy new features, its also to patch any security vulnerabilities and fix bugs. But some vulnerabilities may be looked over…

If you’re using a computer with no anti-virus software, then you are putting all of your private information at risk. As technology advances, so does malicious software.

We offer anti-virus protection by ESET, software that performs real-time protection and catches day 0 malicious software (day 0 means newly-born), and also has its own secure browser based on Google Chrome that encrypts the communication between your keyboard and the browser.

So if you’re typing in information such as a credit card number, government gateway ID, national insurance number, phone number, it will be entirely secure and untraceable.

If you fear that your PC, Laptop or Apple Mac has a virus on it or you are concerned, then get in touch with us today!

Contact Us to receive a callback from us discussing your antivirus needs. If you’re experiencing any computer issues, phone 01329 535 001, email [email protected], or visit our site in Lee-on-the-Solent.

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