Microsoft Internet Explorer shuts down with “power” technology


Although four years have passed since Microsoft’s decision to officially remove Internet Explorer from service, the company has returned to remove the remaining browser versions and announced that it will prepare and run a new program in whatever version of Explorer is still in progress worldwide. By “forcing” and forcibly opening 1156 major websites, launching the “Edge” browser to open them instead.

“Microsoft” said in a document that appeared in the technical support documents section of the company’s official website, that the procedures against “Explorer” will start from November 19.


Technology-focused ZDnet quotes Microsoft Windows cybersecurity expert Chris Jackson as saying that the company discontinued the Internet Explorer trademark nearly four years ago because it chose Edge as its browser. For Windows 10, Microsoft no longer supports or recommends Explorer with the new Internet standards, but it still works as a tool for dealing with some old business applications for some.

Jackson added that Microsoft has tried many different ways to get companies to improve old Internet applications, but the IT resources have naturally taken the easy way to use Internet Explorer and the various compatibility patterns over the years, instead of updating their applications.


Jackson explained that “Microsoft” cooperated with this position and provided information technology officials in the institutions with the option to add sites that they wanted to use old versions of “Internet” standards with them, but this position is no longer acceptable, and “Internet Explorer” remains a burden. From the security side, because it contains large holes and security holes, as well as being a hindrance that confuses the work of browsing and the Windows 10 operating system itself, because it is outdated and is no longer compatible with modern Internet standards and applications.


According to Microsoft, the teams of engineers and developers responsible for browsing the programs will begin to hunt down the remnants of “Explorer” by building a long list of sites, which Explorer will prevent them from opening if any of its users try to access them. The most popular on the Internet, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Google, Microsoft team, Yahoo Mail, “Stack Overflow”, “Stack Exchange”, “Godaddy”, “MoneyGram”, “Star Star” and other sites.

This was implemented during the week of November 19, with the introduction of the new update to version 87 of Microsoft Edge. Those who still use Explorer, which makes up 5% of web traffic, will be surprised that their browsers are not working. When sites are listed, they’ll even see the “Edge” browser without asking them to open it.

Forced shift

According to Microsoft, it will add a program to each of the newer versions of Edge, version 87, and versions of Explorer that are still running until now, known as “compulsive behavior for switching from Explorer to Edge,” which is a. From “DLL” mode, it is linked to Microsoft’s list of blocked sites from Explorer, and this plug-in is named “PHPO” and is downloaded using the registry key inside “Explorer” every time the user activates it.


PHP works by monitoring the “sites” that the user is trying to access, whether the navigation results from clicking on an active link, or by typing an address in the address bar, or choosing from the favorites list, every time PHP verifies the address that the user has specified is present In the list of sites known to inconsistencies in “Explorer”, in which case a page will appear containing a message stating that it is not possible to use “Explorer” with it. Site, then Edge was forced to open the site.

Regulatory support

Microsoft has confirmed that in the first phase of shutting down Internet Explorer, it will provide policies to business customers that allow them to disable the “force Explorer-to-Edge behavior” behavior, or at least control certain aspects of it, until they change their applications to work with new browsers.




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