Windows 7 and Windows 8 updates scheduled for next Patch Tuesday will disable VBScript in Internet Explorer 11.
Microsoft is moving ahead with its plan to eradicate VBScript from the web. On August 13, 2019, in the next Patch Tuesday update, the company will disable the technology by default on Internet Explorer 11 (IE11).
The move will happen by way of cumulative updates for Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 in August's Patch Tuesday updates, cutting off a preferred target of North Korean hacking group DarkHotel.
VBScript, which is based on Microsoft's Visual Basic programming language, emerged from Redmond in pre-Google 1996 as a scripting language for web developers. But it was only supported in IE on the client side.