SAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft issued a fix on Thursday for a security flaw in Internet Explorer that led the Department of Homeland Security to suggest users change browsers until the problem was solved.
The fix updates the computers of all users of the Windows operating system who have automatic updates turned on, the company said on its security response page.
Microsoft has discontinued support for Internet Explorer ending with Internet Explorer 11 and cannot be upgraded past version 11.
Internet Explorer 11 is only available for Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and is included in Windows 10 even though the Microsoft Edge browser is the default browser in Windows 10.
Microsoft rolled out its fix for the Internet Explorer bug from Saturday.