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VBScript will be killed on Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7, 8 and 8.1

Microsoft will be disabling VBScript by default on Internet Explorer 11 with a number of updates for Windows 7, 8 and 8.1, the company revealed last Friday.

VBScript is a now ancient coding language used by Microsoft since 1996.

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“VBScript will be disabled by default for Internet Explorer 11 and WebOCs for Internet and Untrusted zones on all platforms running Internet Explorer 11,” the company explained on its blog.

Though VBScript has been disabled on Windows 10 since 9 July, the change will take effect on Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 on 13 August 2019.

“The settings to enable or disable for VBScript execution in Internet Explorer 11 will remain configurable per site security zone, via Registry, or via Group Policy, should you still need to utilize this legacy scripting language,” Microsoft also noted.

Feature image: screenshot, Microsoft

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