Coming mid-January Internet Explorer web browser will come to the end of its life. According to Microsoft, starting on January 12th 2016 Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10 will no longer be supported making IE11 the only version available. This is more than likely an attempt to transition away from Internet Explorer and into Microsoft????????s new Edge browser. This means you will have to upgrade to the newest version of IE or move right to Microsoft edge. There are also other internet browser options such as Google chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and more. If you feel like switching there are plenty of options available. IE 11 offers better security and performance compared to the previous versions and since it????????s still being supported there will be more security and performance updates to come. Those that opt to stay on unsupported versions will face compliance issues and potential exposure to digital vulnerabilities, and pose a greater risk for malware infections and data/identity theft.
If you have automatic updates enabled Windows should initiate the upgrade on or after the 12th. If you are not automatically updated please visit Microsoft????????s website and install it manually. Internet explorer 11 will continue to be supported for the foreseeable future as Microsoft has yet to list the end-of-life date.