moderated Re: IE being removed from Win 10 20H2 and later, effective June 15th 2022



Outdated Exchange Server could have been one of the factors. Sometimes security bugs from apps are more devastating than operating system bugs.




From: <> On Behalf Of Gerald Levy via
Sent: Thursday, May 20, 2021 3:47 AM
Subject: Re: IE being removed from Win 10 20H2 and later, effective June 15th 2022



Is that so?  My understanding is that Colonial Pipeline's computers had the latest version of Windows 10 with the best security software money can buy, but they were still nevertheless infiltrated with ransomware that forced the company to fork over $5 million in ransom to Russian hackers to get their computers back.  How could this happen if Windows 10 is so superior to Windows 7 in termsof protection against malware attacks?





On 5/19/2021 11:13 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:

On Wed, May 19, 2021 at 11:08 PM, Glenn / Lenny wrote:

7 is safe and still valid.

This sentiment is not shared, particularly the first part, by anyone who's an IT professional.

I really don't care what you, or any given individual, choose to do in your own world.  That really is entirely your choice, as you have to live with it and its consequences.

It is never, ever "safe" to use an out-of-support version of Windows.   It's just the opposite of "safe."  You may never have any issue, and very often that's just the proverbial "dumb luck."

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.

           ~ André Gide

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