If you are still using Microsoft’s classic web browser, Internet Explorer, you are at risk.

Browsing the Internet with Internet ExplorerIf you’ve used a PC and the internet for a long time you have probably used Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser. A browser is a tool that allows you to view websites. Some well-known browsers are Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, and Opera.

Moving forward, you should stop using Internet Explorer and choose another browser while you surf the Internet. Microsoft has published a security advisory to explain the technical details. In English, this means when you use Internet Explorer, a cybercriminal could easily gain access to your computer. They could then install programs, access, change or delete data (including files, logins and passwords.

There is no fix for this problem.

It’s recommended that you stop using Internet Explorer. Instead use one of the following browsers:

If you must use Internet Explorer, follow these tips to reduce your risk:

  • Don’t visit a website you are unfamiliar with
  • Don’t click on a link you received in email, popup or social media
  • Pay attention to the URL – look for spelling mistakes or extra characters

Microsoft has also recommends to stop using versions of Windows other than Windows 10. Take a look at this post on Oasis Connections to learn more.