Tendell also says there is no way to know if you’ve been hit, and if you’re already infected. To become infected you have to visit a malicious site or link. There is no patch for XP after the Microsoft support was discontinued , but you’re fine if you’re using a different web browser, like Safari, Google Chrome or Firefox. Internet Explorer is and old browser, some parts of its code haven’t changed in 10 years. It has a flaw that allows hackers to get control of computers. Hackers are targeting IE versions 9 through 11. The vulnerable versions represent about a quarter of the total browser market. Browsers like Chrome and Firefox adopted modern security principles and are less vulnerable right now.