Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10 die on Tuesday

Internet Explorer has long been the bane of my life, but here’s some news to brighten my day: Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10 are reaching ‘end of life’ on Tuesday, meaning they’re no longer supported by Microsoft.

On Tuesday your computer will install patch KB3123303, which nags you to update if you’re using an older version of Internet Explorer.

What do you mean by an older version?

  • Internet Explorer 8
  • Internet Explorer 9
  • Internet Explorer 10

What does this all mean?

It means you should take action and check you now have Internet Explorer 11 installed using that link.

After January 12, 2016, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates for older versions. Updates fix vulnerabilities that would otherwise put you and your data at risk. Regular security updates help protect your computer from attacks, so upgrading and staying current is important.

The nag can be disabled with these instructions, if you can’t do these upgrades yet.

If you’re still using any version of Internet Explorer below 11, it’s time to upgrade now, before it’s too late.

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