Are you holding off on your Internet Explorer upgrade because you’re not sure were to start?
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If you use Internet Explorer as your primary browser, heads up!
Microsoft is encouraging all users to upgrade to Internet Explorer (IE) 11 immediately. All previous versions are no longer supported and may put you at risk for malware. Anyone still using Windows 7, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10 will be view as out of date and vulnerable to hackers.
Microsoft explains why to upgrade to Internet Explorer 11:
It means you should take action. After January 12, 2016, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or technical support for older versions of Internet Explorer. Security updates patch vulnerabilities that may be exploited by malware, helping to keep users and their data safer. Regular security updates help protect computers from malicious attacks, so upgrading and staying current is important.
How do you upgrade to IE 11?
Microsoft provides the following on how to upgrade to Internet Explorer 11:
As a home user, you most likely have Automatic Updates turned on, and have already upgraded to Internet Explorer 11 without having to do anything. If you haven’t turned on Automatic Updates yet, do so now by clicking the Check for Updates button on the Windows Update portion of the Control Panel to get started.
You can also go directly to the Microsoft IE downloads website.
IMPORTANT: As with any download or upgrade, be sure to watch for any additional applications bundled with the install. Uncheck things like Bing and MSN defaults as they may cause conflicts or slowness on your device.
There are other browsers you could give a try. We like Chrome due to it’s more automated update process.
Depending on the device(s) you use, here are the other more popular browser options:
For other tips regarding online safety, check out our ‘Keep Your Family Safe Online‘ blog.
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