Microsoft will officially be ending support for Internet Explorer version 8, 9 and 10 next week on January 12th. Microsoft will release a final patch encouraging users still using Internet Explorer to make the shift to Microsoft’s new Edge browser.
Microsoft will not be sending any more security updates or providing technical support for the browser. The final patch also includes a few bug fixes. Microsoft new Edge browser was built from the ground up to be a much more reliable and fast browser built for Windows 10.
This is Microsoft’s latest move on Internet Explorer after shifting its status to ‘Legacy’ for enterprise compatibility last year in March. Microsoft is hoping that it’s ‘End of Life’ warning coming with its latest update will persuade users to shift to its new browser before Explorer becomes obsolete posing a major security risk.