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End of Internet Explorer Support for IE 8, 9, and 10

Beginning January, 2016, Microsoft announced that it would only provide technical, security, and other supportive updates for the current version of Internet Explorer (IE), version 11.  All other versions of IE must be updated to version 11, otherwise those supportive features will not be provided to your browser, which puts your computer system at risk for exploitation from malware and operative issues.  

How do I get IE 11?

If you already have an updated Operating System, meaning Windows 7, 8, 8.1, and 10, you should already have Internet Explorer 11 and shouldn't worry.  This was provided as a feature of Windows Updates.

How Long with IE 11 be Around?

IE 11 will be around for the lifespan of today's Operating Systems (Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10).

What difference does Internet Explorer 11 provide over the Older Versions?

A lot of differences are provided in Internet Explorer over the older ones.  For starters, Internet Explorer provides a number of additional features that help in running websites and more graphical-content (videos, pictures, etc.) better.

The key reason to upgrade to Internet Explorer 11 is because this version has better protections against malware and other security-concerning events encoded within, which will aid you tremendously when surfing the Web.  

This is not to say that you may now surf the Web recklessly once you upgrade to Internet Explorer 11, however, security is best conducted in layers, so every layer provides better protections in a variety of ways.  

Please feel free to contact us should you have any questions about how to check about whether you need to upgrade.  

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