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Unsupported Web Browsers

“My web page doesn’t look right!”

This is something we hear from time to time at FLEX360, so we wrote this article to explain unsupported browsers a little bit better.

Make the Updates

No matter what web browser you use – Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox, etc – updates and bug fixes are being made behind the scenes all the time. These are usually pushed to you as an update. These updates are important because they help protect your computer from harmful malware, viruses, and other malicious software. It also ensures that information and programs run and display correctly.

Most browsers support multiple versions, meaning you don’t have to have the latest version to get the safety benefits. However, Internet Explorer announced that as of January 12, 2016, it will no longer support any version that is not the most current for a supported operating system.

Internet Explorer will go away.

What does this mean for you? If you use any browser other than Internet Explorer you should be good to go, just be sure to check for updates to your browser from time to time.

Internet Explorer users should be sure to update to the latest version as soon as possible. Users running Windows 8 or 10 should already have Internet Explorer 11 installed on their systems. An alternative for Windows 10 users is the new Microsoft Edge browser that Microsoft will continue to support. Windows 7 or Windows Vista users can download their latest available version here.

Relevant Terms

Programs on your computer that allow you to visit websites.

Similar Terms

  • Internet Browser Window
  • Web Browser
  • The thing I click to get to the internet
Examples
  • Microsoft IE 11 & Edge
  • Firefox
  • Google Chrome
  • Safari Opera

Any form of technology that was built, but is no longer maintained by its creators.

When a creator stops maintaining a technology (browser, program, plug-in, application, etc), it will no longer "keep up" with the technology that it needs to interact with and will eventually stop working altogether.

Related Term

  • Sunset

When continued support of a form of technology is being or has been phased out by its creators. When the "sunset" date is reached, the technology is no longer meant to be used.

Related Term

  • Unsupported
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