Microsoft are no longer supporting older versions of Internet Explorer. This is all in preparation for their move over to their new browser Microsoft Edge which has been released on Windows 10. Currently the only Internet Explorer being supported by Microsoft is Internet Explorer 11 which is available on Windows 7, 8.1 and 10. Internet Explorer 11 is not available on Windows Vista or XP so users who are still using these versions of Windows should move over to Firefox, as even Google have announced that in April they will no longer be supporting their browser on XP or Vista. For those who use Windows 7 or 8.1 but use an older version of Internet Explorer, you should either update to Internet Explorer 11, or use a different browser i.e. Chrome or Firefox.

Why is it important to update or change over? When browsers are no longer supported, they make your PC vulnerable to harmful viruses, spyware and dangerous software, hackers will have already heard about this and will already be tacking advantage by infecting PCs everywhere. Microsoft have explained the dangers on their website and are obviously fully aware of the risks, they are trying to push their users into updating to their latest version of Internet Explorer.

If you want to check what version of Internet Explorer you have, simply open the browser, press ALT+H and click ?About Internet Explorer?. If you have automatic updates switched on, you will more than likely already be updated to IE11. Anyone who doesn?t, we suggest either updating or switching to another browser like Firefox or Chrome.