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Microsoft security chief warns people ‘not to use its own Internet Explorer’ as the program is ‘outdated’

TECH giant Microsoft’s security chief has said its Internet Explorer should not be used as a main web browser.

Worldwide head of cyber-security Chris Jackson said the classic program was outdated.

PA:Press Association Microsoft's Internet Explorer is outdated, the firm admit

Mr Jackson said developers no longer test their work in it, instead using more modern browsers — leading to problems for people who use it.

Some firms still rely on IE because their websites, built in its heyday, use the deep programming behind it.

And Mr Jackson said that while many sites still “work fine” in IE, it was really now just a “compatibility solution”.

He warned users: “We want you to use IE for sites that need it — I hope you don’t use it for everything else.”

IE once held 95 per cent of the market as it came with Windows computers.

Microsoft launched a successor called Edge in 2015 but it has struggled.

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The firm now plans to adopt technology from the top browser Google Chrome.

From 2020, IE11 will be its only version to get security up­dates.

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