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Microsoft is taking additional steps to terminate the old Internet Explorer (IE) browser in favor of the new Chromium-based Edge browser.

The company has been recommending users for years to abandon IE, yet the browser still has roughly 5 percent of the market share in browser usage.

Soon Microsoft is taking more active measures to wean people away from IE.

The browser is now denying access to certain websites, and the requested site is automatically opened in Edge starting next month.This mandatory behavior is part of Internet Explorer deprecation plans.