Tue. Feb 18th, 2020

VBScript will be disabled by default for Internet Explorer 11 on August 13th

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As early as 2017, Microsoft announced that it would begin to phase out VBScript, a scripting language dating back to 1996. VBScript is short for Visual Basic Script and is sometimes abbreviated as VBS. VBScript is a scripting language developed by Microsoft. Currently, this language is widely used in web page and ASP program production, and can also be directly used as an executable program.

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Now, VBScript has come to the end of life. Starting with the patch update that arrives this month on Tuesday or August 13, by default, Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 will disable VBScript. Microsoft wrote:

“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.

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.”