In just under two months (2016-01-12) Microsoft will officially stop support for Internet Explorer and only release updates for its latest version.
This may be a bit scary for some companies that are still using earlier versions of IE but here's a few reasons why you should bite the bullet and upgrade now;
- Its incredibly easy to upgrade and none of your browser data will be lost, such as your bookmarks for example.
- Newer browsers are a lot more secure and can protect you from threats and sometimes even annoying popups.
- Websites will load faster and work sharper.
To check which browser you are using and whether you need to upgrade check out whatbrowser.org. It's independent and will help you choose the most up-to-date browser.
What does this mean? It means you should take action. After January 12, 2016, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or technical support for older versions of Internet Explorer. Security updates patch vulnerabilities that may be exploited by malware, helping to keep users and their data safer. Regular security updates help protect computers from malicious attacks, so upgrading and staying current is important.