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Google and YouTube have both announced that they will be ending support of Internet Explorer 6 beginning in March. Many companies have been phasing out support for IE6 for some time now.

This is ahead of the actually end of support date that Microsoft has set of July 13, 2010. After that date Microsoft will no longer be providing updates to the IE6 browser. This means that any new security risk, bug, or if a technique is found that a hacker could use to break into your system, Microsoft will not provide support of patches for it.

It would be best for you to act ahead of this. To confirm that you are using IE6, in your browsers menu bar choose “Help” then "About". This will display the current version of the browser you are using. If you find that you are running IE6 (or even IE7) I encourage you to upgrade to Internet Explorer 8 or Firefox 3.6. Below I have included links to ensure that your computer can handle IE8 and download links.

Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 Readiness Toolkit
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 Download
Mozilla Firefox 3.6 Download (recommended)

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