Geeks2U Promise
We guarantee you'll love our fast, friendly service - or we'll refund your money.  
133,572 Happy Customers & Counting
Need tech support?
1300 769 448
Extended hours, 7 days a week
Home  /  geekspeak  /  It’s time to upgrade to Internet Explorer 11

It’s time to upgrade to Internet Explorer 11

Even if your business hasn’t made the leap to Windows 10, you can’t live in the past when it comes to your default web browser.

Microsoft is pushing hard for us all to upgrade to Windows 10, but there’s a more pressing issue for business users. The software giant recently scrapped security updates for older versions of Internet Explorer, insisting that people upgrade to Internet Explorer 11 if they want to stay safe online.

This move immediately presents a security challenge for businesses running older versions of Windows, as you can’t install Internet Explorer 11 on Windows XP or Vista. This might be the final straw that forces some businesses to upgrade to a newer version of Windows. The alternative is to switch to another web browser which still offers security updates for these older operating systems.

If you’re still running Windows XP on your PCs, or an even older desktop operating system, then it’s definitely time to upgrade as Microsoft has stopped issuing security patches so you’re not protected against new threats. The same will happen for Vista in April 2017, when it reaches the end of extended support.

It’s not just Microsoft that’s insisting that we move with the times. Google is abandoning support for the Chrome browser on Windows XP and Vista in April 2016 – at which time it’s also scrapping updates for Chrome on Mac OS X 10.8 “Mountain Lion”.

Apple also pushes for users to upgrade. The latest version of its desktop browser, Safari 9, is not available to Macs running Mountain Lion or earlier. Mountain Lion stopped receiving security updates from Apple in late 2015 and is stuck on Safari 6, so it’s time to upgrade.

The Firefox browser has been more forgiving when it comes to supporting older operating systems, but you shouldn’t use that as an excuse to stick with an operating system which no longer receives security updates.

If you haven’t upgraded to the latest version of Internet Explorer, Chrome or Safari then it’s time to make the move. Upgrading is a hassle and you shouldn’t rush in, but there comes a time when you have to bite the bullet if you want to keep your business safe online.


Recent News

We’ve ALL been there. You’re working away on that big monthly report for work and all of a sudden you start to hear what sounds like a fan going into overdrive. Panicked, you pick up your laptop and it’s super hot to the touch! Your computer starts working slower than usual and you even get

Every year since 1967, the US Consumer Electronics Show, or CES for short shows off the latest in technological innovations and products that manufacturers are hoping to bring to market. Back in 1967, that would have encompassed a lot of radio and TV products. You don’t so much see radio as a key part of

As I’m writing this, the Consumer Electronics Show that would usually take place in Las Vegas is instead being staged entirely online, due to the ongoing pandemic issues. CES has for the longest time been the place where big consumer electronics companies show off their latest TV innovations, and while it’s not debuting this year,

Like many Australians, I survive our hotter summer months thanks to the invention of air conditioning. Not that I can’t sweat it out when I have to, but equally, a good AC unit can make a hotbox of a home into something considerably more comfortable. Air conditioning isn’t a new invention – I looked it

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Learn about the precautions we are taking and our new contactless pick-up and remote service options. Read More
Get help setting up your home office or homework area today. Learn More