TIME if almost up for Internet Explorer as Microsoft is set to drop it after 25 years.
Next year, the tech giant will be getting rid of the once popular web browser to focus on its Microsoft Edge alternative.
Microsoft said in a blog post that "the Internet Explorer 11 desktop application will be retired and go out of support on June 15, 2022, for certain versions of Windows 10."
It seems those certain versions of Windows 10 will be the ones that aren't part of a long term service contract.
So, if you're just a regular Windows 10 users you'll be saying goodbye to Internet Explorer in June next year.
The web browser has become the butt of many jokes in recent years as it's stereotyped as being a lot slower than the likes of Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.
Apparently, the main reason Internet Explorer has kept going for so long is because some older websites could only be viewed using the browser.
The Microsoft Edge browser now has a built-in "Internet Explorer mode" to get around this issue.
Google Chrome overtook Internet Explorer as the most popular browser in the US back in 2013.
Around this time, users had started to opt for a faster and more secure browsing experience and Internet Explorer lagged behind.
Last year, Microsoft announced that it would end support for Internet Explorer on Microsoft 365 apps on August 21, 2021.
Once the widespread default browser, Internet Explorer has been plagued with security issues in recent years and you may want to consider switching browser if you haven't already.
To delete Internet Explorer just follow the steps below.
How to delete Internet Explorer on Windows 10
The steps to take to uninstall the browser from your computer…
Press the Windows logo key+R to open the "Run" box
Type in "appwiz.cpl", and then select "OK"
Find the "Programs and Features" item and select "Turn Window features on or off"
In the "Windows Features" dialog box, find the entry for the installed version of Internet Explorer and then clear the check box
Then restart your computer
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