The latest version of Microsoft’s popular web browser, which was launched in 2001, has been forced to remove the popular plug-in after a report from security researchers found a bug in its implementation.
The company said it is working with security experts to fix the problem and said it has updated the plug-ins code to fix any potential problems.
“We are working to ensure that we can fully restore the plug in functionality as soon as possible,” Microsoft said in a statement.
The update came just days after a security researcher warned that Microsoft was running a malicious program on the browser.
The problem, reported by security researcher Anthony Shafirov, appears to be an issue in the way that Internet Explorer uses its own security features, according to the researcher.
Security researchers have since found that the security issues could be exploited to access users’ personal data on the Internet.
Microsoft said that while there is a bug, it is not a serious security issue.
Internet Explorer 11 is available as a free download in the Windows Store.
An earlier version of the plug was available for $3.99 for the full version of Internet Explorer.
This article has been updated to include Microsoft’s statement.