On January the 12th 2016, Microsoft ended support for all versions of Internet Explorer from 10 and below. This means that there will be no more security updates from Microsoft for these versions of the browser. Even if there are any known security problems, they will not be fixed by Microsoft so by using the browser you are risking yourself and your business. So what do you do?

Upgrade Or Move To Another Browser

There are two very simple choices:

1. Upgrade To Internet Explorer 11

Security updates are not the only thing you will miss out on. If you are using Internet Explorer 8, it is likely that some websites you visit on a regular basis may not actually be working as intended. Web developers have to do significant amounts of work to make websites look presentable for older versions of Internet Explorer, so more often than not they don’t bother. And that’s for good reason, to maintain a working website on all old versions of a browser would be a huge and costly task. In the industry, the normal working practice is to test the website on all modern browsers that have a current usage of 1% or above of average internet browsing usage.

2. Use A New Browser

There are plenty of other free browsers that you can use to access the internet, and in our opinion, some of them have some great features that make them well worth checking out.

The Top 5 Alternative Internet Browsers

  1. Google Chrome
  2. FireFox
  3. Safari
  4. Opera
  5. Vivaldi

Summary

It is absolutely vital that all businesses make a foolproof plan to protect their IT systems and online assets against security breaches, hacking and loss of data. To do this you must consider how to keep all aspects up-to-date, otherwise, you are running the risk of becoming a potentially easy target. We recommend that you always run the latest version of a modern web browser, and keep operating systems up-to-date wherever possible. For your

For your online assets the same applies, but if you haven’t got the time to update plugins and systems yourself, that’s what we’re here for. Consider signing up for a We Manage Web Maintenance Subscription and we’ll take care of the rest.