As you know, Microsoft ended support for Internet Explorer 11 last June, but enterprise users could use it on demand. Today Microsoft finally killed the aged browser.
Starting today, the Internet Explorer browser is officially discontinued. This shouldn't surprise anyone, as Microsoft announced this move last year. Since that, the company has repeatedly urged users and customers to prepare their organization infrastructure to work without the legacy browser.
Microsoft ends support for Edge Legacy, and drops the IE11 support from its own online services. The appropriate announcement the Redmond company has issued on its Tech Сommunity forums.
Microsoft is no longer supporting Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 7. This means that the browser will not receive updates, even for critical vulnerabilities. IE11 is superseded by Microsoft Edge Chromium, which is available for Windows 7 as well.
As you may remember, Microsoft has disabled VBScript in Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 10 starting in Windows 10 build 16237. This technology is considered deprecated, so it is now turned off by default in IE11 on all supported Windows versions.
If you are using Internet Explorer in Windows 10, you might be surprised by a new search box which appears next to the address bar in recent Windows 10 builds. Here is how to disable this box and get the traditional appearance of Internet Explorer.
If you are using Internet Explorer 11 in Windows 10, you might be aware of a smiley button visible on the toolbar of this browser. This button is assigned to send feedback to Microsoft about the browsing experience. If you have no use for this button, you might want to disable it. Here is how.
If you have a bunch of bookmarks in the Internet Explorer browser, you might be interested in exporting them to an HTML file. This is extremely useful because you can have a backup of your bookmarks. Also, you can open that file later on some other PC or mobile device where Windows is not installed. You can also import the HTML file in another browser on the same PC or another device.
Microsoft made a significant update to Internet Explorer 11 in Windows 10 in January. IE11 which has now mostly been abandoned in favor of Microsoft Edge, has got a new security feature to protect user settings against unwanted changes.