Internet browser updates are often made to fix security issues and running an older version may invite hackers into your system. Using good security practices such as avoiding unfamiliar websites, not clicking on suspicious email links and using unique passwords are important but running an outdated browser is still a major security risk.
Most modern browsers automate updates in the background and do not require any action on your part making it easier to stay up-to-date. If you want to confirm which version of internet browser you are using, you can try visiting https://updatemybrowser.org which will tell you what browser you are using and whether it is up to date.
Business customers should contact their IT Administrator to determine which internet browser they should be using.
If you are using Microsoft Edge or Internet Explorer browsers, you need to know about some changes that Microsoft is making for 2021.
Microsoft has announced that they are ending support for “Legacy” versions of their Edge browser as of March 9, 2021.
The newest version of Edge was released by Microsoft in January 2020 as part of regular updates and can be used on Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 machines.
How to check if your version of Edge is current:
- Open Edge, select Settings and More in the upper-right corner, and then select Settings.
- Look for your version under About Microsoft Edge. You will see a message telling you if your version is up to date.
Internet Explorer support ends on August 17, 2021.
Microsoft is replacing Internet Explorer with the latest Edge browser. More information is available from Microsoft at this link: