3 tips for Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10 users
Last week, Microsoft announced that, on Tuesday, January 12, they will stop supporting Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10. This means that there will be no more bug fixes for these versions, leaving the browser vulnerable.
Only Windows Vista SP2 and Windows Server 2008 SP2 users will be able to use Internet Explorer 9, while users of Windows Server 2012 will be able to use Internet Explorer 10.
The roughly 340 million of other Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10 users should take action to make sure they use a secure browser. Here are three alternatives they have:
Upgrade to Internet Explorer 11
Internet Explorer 11 is the only version that Microsoft will keep supporting. To upgrade their browser to Internet Explorer 11, users should follow instructions from the “End of Life” upgrade notification or simply go to the Internet Explorer website and download the latest version.
Upgrade to Windows 10 and try the new Edge browser
If you have a qualified copy of Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, you can upgrade to Windows 10 for free. Go to this Microsoft website and press the “Upgrade” button. Once installed, Windows 10 will offer you Edge, the new browser from Microsoft.
Switch to an alternative browser
There are several browsers in the market that are worth trying, such as Google Chrome, Firefox and Opera. They all update automatically, which means you always have the latest version, with security improvements running. Opera in particular can run on older machines and older versions of operating systems. It also brings you some extra features, such as the data-saving Opera Turbo mode and a news feed that collects and delivers web content directly in the the browser.