Last week, Microsoft announced that it will end in January 2016 after 12 on IE7 and IE8 version of IE browser, and will restrict their support for a large number of other older versions of Windows Internet Explorer browser.
After this date, they only support for Windows Vista and Windows Server IE9 IE10 2012’s. Only supports Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 in IE11. Unsupported browser version will continue to operate, but they will not receive security updates. This will make them more vulnerable to hackers.
IE browser that comes installed on all versions of Microsoft Windows, accounts for about 90% of the desktop operating system. In April last year, Microsoft stopped a security update for Windows XP, and actively carry out the project to make XP to upgrade to Windows 8. From Microsoft’s point of view, the result is really disappointing, because after XP was first introduced in 2001, is still 25% of desktop computers run.
In a related announcement, Microsoft said they would support new business models Windows8.1 until 14th January 2020. Business model allows developers to understand how to test older versions of the browser, or can not run IE11? ? ? The legacy of Web applications. Internet Explorer business model 11, display pages such as IE8, but within IE11 install all protection.
Another option other than Internet Explorer
If an older version of IE support is a problem with your concern, you can replace Internet Explorer are many. Comodo provides two free high-performance browser, mainly for other browsers can not find the privacy and security features dedicated to the design:
Komodo dragon browser: Chromium-based browser
Komodo dragon ice browser-based Firefox browser
Both Komodo browser supports Window 8, Windows 7, Vista and XP.