Microsoft's seemingly eternal quest to rid the world of Internet Explorer 6 is nearing completion with the company announcing that usage is down to just one per cent in the United States
Microsoft has launched a website asking people to stop their friends using its Internet Explorer 6 web browser.
Internet Explorer continues to lose market share, according to the latest data on browser use trends, with fewer than 6 in 10 people now using Microsoft's web browser.
OpinionFrom March, you could add Google to the list of companies that will be ditching support for Microsoft's antiquated web browser IE6
Google is starting to phase out support for Microsoft's Internet Explorer 6, following the aging browser being identified as a weak link in recent cyber-attacks against the search giant.
ExclusiveMicrosoft's Head of Security and Privacy in the UK has told TechRadar that people who jump ship from Internet Explorer after the recent spate of bad headlines risk ending up on a less secure browser.
Microsoft has urged its customers to upgrade to Internet Explorer 8, with the software giant's engineers not finding a solution to the now infamous exploit that was publicised by Google.
Firefox 3.5 has become the most popular browser, finally wresting the lead away from industry behemoth Internet Explorer 7 according to StatCounter's latest figures.