1. Main Features
- Integrates between Windows devices
- Quickly loads webpages
- Blocks much of the socially engineered malware
- Private browsing options
- Developer tools for inspecting webpages
2. Software Overview
Microsoft Internet Explorer is the default web browser of Microsoft Windows. It is one of the most used web browsers, along with Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Apple Safari.
Internet Explorer comes installed on devices that run Microsoft Windows, such as tablets or PCs. You can customize your web browser for the same experience on all your compatible Windows PCs and mobile devices. Internet Explorer features quick webpage loading and protects you from nearly all socially engineered malware. Internet Explorer offers secure browsing with a Do Not Track feature and an InPrivate Browsing option that protects your browsing history. The web browser also provides helpful developer tools that enable you to inspect webpages.
Internet Explorer stacks up decently against other web browsers. It offers a simple interface, fast loading times, malware protection, and private browsing. However, newer versions of Internet Explorer are only available for PCs that run Windows 7 and later, which limits the browser. Also, for Windows 10 users Microsoft has replaced Internet Explorer with Edge, a substantial upgrade, as the default browser. All in all, Microsoft Internet Explorer is a good web browser, but Chrome or Firefox are better options.
3. Supported File Types
Updated: February 17, 2017