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Microsoft Killing VBScript in Internet Explorer 11

Microsoft is continuing its long deprecation of VBScript in its Internet Explorer 11 Web browser for security reasons.

The company years ago announced the deprecation, though its execution was still permitted under some circumstances for backwards compatibility, described as a temporary solution that would go away as the company gave "the world the opportunity to prepare for it to be disabled by default."

That time has come, as Microsoft in an Aug. 2 blog post said: "The change to disable VBScript will take effect in the upcoming cumulative updates for Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 on August 13th, 2019. VBScript will be disabled by default for Internet Explorer 11 and WebOCs for Internet and Untrusted zones on all platforms running Internet Explorer 11. This change is effective for Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 10 as of the July 9th, 2019 cumulative updates."

But still, users can choose to enable VBScript execution via configuration settings "should you still need to utilize this legacy scripting language."

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