Microsoft is encouraging users to switch to Internet Explorer 11 and Microsoft Edge, as it pulls the plug on support for versions 8, 9 and 10 of its home-built browser.
Microsoft is releasing one last patch for Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10 tomorrow -- along with an "End of Life" notice. From January 12 it will no longer support the older versions.
The end of life notices means that Internet Explorer won't receive any more security updates, or other patches. Those still using the browsers could in future be vulnerable to security threats and even hacks, depending on what other (if any) security software you have installed.
The move means that only Internet Explorer 11 is still supported in the venerable chain of software. The move is part of the company's bigger plan to transition customers onto Edge -- which is currently only available on Windows 10 computers. Edge has been designed and built completely separate to Internet Explorer, but also (naturally) takes up much of the engineering capacity previously dedicated to old versions of IE.