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Millions of people are set to lose access to cyberspace on June 15 as Microsoft finally retires its near-ancient Internet Explorer browser.

Despite many PCs now using Microsoft Edge or other alternative browsers, there are still plenty of people refusing to budge from Internet Explorer.

In a bid to get them to move on, Microsoft plans to release an update that will wipe Internet Explorer from Windows 10 computers completely and redirect them to their new browser, Edge.

So if you’re still using Internet Explorer 11, it might be time to join the 2020s and finally move onto something new.

Microsoft wants Windows users to start using its ‘Edge’ browser instead of the old Internet explorer

While Internet Explorer hasn’t been the default browser for new Windows PCs since January 2016, it has still been supported by Microsoft as a separate installation. Once it is deleted from Windows computers, however, it will exist only as an ‘IE mode’ within the Edge browser.

Microsoft support said in a statement: “As previously announced, the future of Internet Explorer on Windows is in Microsoft Edge. Internet Explorer mode (IE mode) provides legacy browser support within Microsoft Edge.

Because of this, the Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) desktop application will be retired on June 15, 2022, for certain versions of Windows 10. This means that the IE11 desktop application will no longer be supported and afterward will redirect to Microsoft Edge if a user tries to access it.”

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Microsoft were criticised during the initial launch of the Edge browser, which was automatically installed on Windows PCs and included numerous popup windows trying to force Chrome users to migrate to it.

The US tech company even faced a record antitrust fine in March 2013 after the European Union sued it for reportedly breaking a legally binding commitment made in 2009 to ensure European Windows users had a choice of Internet browsers rather than defaulting to Internet Explorer.

If you do need to change browser from Internet Explorer, it is worth remembering that there are many different browsers out there as well as Edge, such as Google Chrome, Brave, Firefox and more.

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