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January 16, 2016

Microsoft suggests all users to update to Internet Explorer 11, even if you never use IE

Earlier this week, Microsoft ended support for some popular programs, as well as one infamous operating system.

We are of course referring to Internet Explorer 8, 9, 10 and Windows 8.

The problem with the end of support for the older versions is that, there are a lot of users who use them. They do so because it supports some features which are not available in IE 11, or simply because they don’t like it.

Yet, the number of Internet Explorer users is actually quite high, so most of them are likely to upgrade. It is the people who do not use IE, and use a different browser like Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox, that Microsoft is addressing with a recent [...]

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January 12, 2016

Windows 8 and Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10 reach end of support life, will not get security updates anymore

Microsoft is pulling the plug and two (technically five) of its important products today.

The first is the popular browser, Internet Explorer, more specifically IE 8, 9 and 10, are being discontinued.

The three versions of the browser, will not get security updates anymore. You can continue using it at your own risk, which we do not recommend. The safer option, is to upgrade to Internet Explorer 11, which incidentally is the last supported version of the browser.

Windows 7 and 8.1 users can download and install Internet Explorer 11 from Microsoft’s website.

Last week, we reported that Microsoft will roll out a Windows Update to ask users to [...]

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January 6, 2016

KB3123303 Windows Update which will be released next Tuesday, will nag users to upgrade to Internet Explorer 11

Back in November 2015, we reported that Microsoft had begun reminding users of Windows 7, that the default browser in the operating system, Internet Explorer (versions 7, 8, 9 and 10) is reaching its end of support soon.

The Redmond Company took the announcement, as an oppurtunity to promote Microsoft Edge.

Of course to use that, one would have to upgrade to Windows 10. Anyway, the end of support for older versions of IE, is nearing, really soon, and a Windows Update will be rolled out next week to which will remind users of the same.

And when I say ask, I meant nag (it’s Microsoft we’re talking about). Microsoft has announced that it will [...]

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December 17, 2015

SmartScreen Filter will now protect you from drive-by attacks in Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11

Microsoft has had a built-in security solution in Windows, since Windows 8 made its debut.

The feature we are talking about is SmartScreen Filter.

Originally designed and launched in the days of Internet Explorer 7, which debuted nearly ten years ago in 2006, the security feature was meant to protect users from dangerous downloads. When enabled, the option scans a downloaded file (usually executable files, .EXEs) for their online reputation.

Microsoft extended this protection to desktops in Windows 8. If it detects that no reputation is available, it may prevent the file from running on the PC.

The browser version of SmartScreen Filter does more, in that [...]

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