Stop using Internet Explorer
John M. Haddad
Back about a year and a half ago, I wrote a blog post on how Microsoft is ending support for IE8 – IE10. One of the suggestions was if people were really adamant about Internet Explorer, then they should upgrade to Internet Explorer 11 (IE 11).
As I work with clients, I notice that they still are using Internet Explorer, but now are finding out that many institutions (like banks and other financial institutions) are blocking people who try to connect in with Internet Explorer. In addition, I volunteer at the local senior center, helping seniors with technology issues. Most of them are still running an older version of IE and can’t figure out why things are not working correctly.
In addition, I volunteer at the local senior center, helping seniors with technology issues. Most of them are still running an older version of IE and can’t figure out why things are not working correctly. I help them install Google Chrome instead, and their browsing problems are solved.
Older versions of Internet Explorer are a major security risk. And major corporations are now developing websites that don’t support Internet Explorer. Microsoft has pretty much abandoned IE and has a new browser called Microsoft Edge.
The only real reason that someone should stay on Internet Explorer is if they are using an online service that only runs on IE. When I was managing IT organizations, I came across this a few times where software companies weren’t upgrading their software to the latest browser.
I highly recommend that you abandon Internet Explorer and use more modern browsers like Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox or even Safari if you are on a Mac. If you don’t, you will soon find that you will not be able to browse websites that you may need to access.