Microsoft cuts dated browsers from its support versions in recent announcement. It will no longer support old versions of Internet Explorer on Windows computers.
According to NetMarketShare, the change will impact up to 20% of Internet browsers. Machines running out-of-date software will be at a higher risk for malware and cyber attacks. Microsoft aims to encourage customers to upgrade to the latest version of Internet Explorer and promises a “faster, more secure browsing experience.”
Microsoft first announced plans to end support for old versions of Internet Explorer in 2014. Windows 10 launched the following year and gave users a new default browser called Edge, a more modern browser with a fresh design, fast performance, and powerful capabilities.