Microsoft has announced that it will forcibly remove Internet Explorer (IE) from most Windows 10 PCs starting today. The move comes as no surprise, as IE has been out of support for some time, and most users have already switched to other browsers.
What You Need to Know
If you're still using IE on Windows 10, there are a few things you need to know. First, Microsoft is retiring IE 11, the last version of the browser, and replacing it with Microsoft Edge. Second, IE's visual references, such as the icons on the Start Menu and taskbar, will be removed by a Windows security update in June 2023. This means that even if you don't use IE, you may still see its icons on your PC until June.
Why Microsoft Is Retiring IE
Microsoft's decision to retire IE is not unexpected. The browser has been around for more than 25 years, and it has become increasingly outdated and vulnerable to security threats. Microsoft Edge, which is based on the same technology as Google Chrome, is a modern browser that offers better performance, security, and compatibility with modern web standards.
What You Should Do
If you're still using IE, it's time to switch to a more modern browser. Microsoft recommends that you use Microsoft Edge, which is included with Windows 10 and is designed to be a faster, more secure, and more compatible browser than IE. If you prefer a different browser, such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, those are also good options.