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10:32 pm on Aug 5, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Microsoft is dealing with the seemingly never-ending dribble of security problems with VBScript by muffling its cries. In Internet Explorer 11, at least.

The browser gang had already deprecated the tech in Internet Explorer 11 unless you really, really wanted it but, as of July, upped the ante by disabling it by default for Untrusted Zones for Windows 10. By 13 August, Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 will follow suit, thanks to a cumulative update.

[theregister.co.uk...]

Of note is all versions of IE11 will be updated, as far back as current running Win7 installs. Enterprise level can keep the aging code active for a bit longer, but the hand writing is on the wall. MS wants VBScript to disappear.
9:11 am on Aug 7, 2019 (gmt 0)

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That's why you should stick with opened standards.
11:51 pm on Aug 7, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Even open standards had to start someplace.

VBScript just didn't make the grade (handy as it was back in the early days).