Microsoft urges upgrade to IE11 – even if you don’t use it

Microsoft urges upgrade to IE11 – even if you don’t use it

Microsoft has recently issued a warning to ALL Windows users to urgently upgrade to IE11 (Internet Explorer 11) – even if you don’t normally use it.

The reason is that IE is so tightly integrated with the Windows Operating System, components of it are used every day without the user being aware of it.

Even if you regularly use browsers such as Google Chrome, Firefox or Opera the vulnerabilities existing in earlier version of Internet Explorer render your system subject to attack.

Internet Explorer 11 is only available for Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.  No upgrade is available for Windows XP, Windows Vista or, surprisingly, Windows 8.  All Windows 8 users should take advantage of the free upgrade to 8.1 and then to Windows 10 before the free upgrade offer expires on JULY 29, 2016.

If you are currently running a system with Windows XP or Windows Vista you should seriously consider replacing the PC with something more modern as there will be no further security updates issued by Microsoft for the versions of Internet Explorer used by these systems.

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