Internet Explorer

  • Internet Explorer 8 available as of noon EDT today

    Posted March 19, 2009 - 7:56 am

    More secure, more compliant, and faster. At least, that's what Microsoft claims
  • Microsoft's new IE8 'kill switch' not enough, says Opera

    Posted March 16, 2009 - 3:15 pm

    Microsoft's move to let users cripple Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) isn't enough to solve its newest antitrust problems with EU regulators, according to the head of the company that filed the original complaint.
  • Internet Explorer 8: New Features for Everyday Browsing

    Posted March 16, 2009 - 10:57 am

    Internet Explorer 8 offers some cool new bells and whistles. Here are seven new and enhanced IE8 browsing features that Microsoft hopes will restore Internet Explorer's market position and cool the buzz on the flourishing Firefox.
  • In Microsoft's Windows 7, IE On-Off Option a Win for Users

    Posted March 16, 2009 - 10:48 am

    Leaked post-beta versions of Windows 7 and watchful bloggers let an interesting cat out of the bag: Microsoft is allowing users to remove Internet Explorer 8 and other applications from Windows 7.
  • Internet Explorer 8: Security Features for Enterprise Users

    Posted March 16, 2009 - 9:48 am

    Microsoft hopes to return IE to its past glory with Internet Explorer 8, which has received praise for its security as well as criticism for being a memory hog. Here's a rundown of the new security and privacy features in Internet Explorer 8.
  • Microsoft confirms IE8 kill switch in Windows 7

    Posted March 6, 2009 - 1:21 pm

    Microsoft Friday confirmed that users will be able to remove Internet Explorer 8 (IE8), as well as several other integrated applications, from Windows 7.
  • Safari loses, Firefox gains market share

    Posted March 2, 2009 - 5:09 pm

    Although Microsoft Corp.'s Internet Explorer (IE) continued to bleed market share last month, Apple Inc.'s Safari was an even bigger loser during February, an Internet metrics company said Monday.
  • New attack singles out IE flaw

    Posted February 17, 2009 - 4:07 pm

    Trend Micro says it has spotted the first online attack based on a critical IE bug, patched last Tuesday.
  • Four security updates due from Microsoft next week

    Posted February 5, 2009 - 3:47 pm

    Microsoft plans to patch critical flaws in its Internet Explorer and Microsoft Exchange Server software next week.
  • Internet Explorer loses ground in browser battle

    Posted February 3, 2009 - 3:41 pm

    Despite the upcoming release of Microsoft's Internet Explorer 8 (IE8), it appears that Microsoft is still losing market share to its competitors at Apple and Mozilla. (Source:
  • Microsoft's IE loses more share, slides to new low

    Posted February 2, 2009 - 5:03 pm

    Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) again lost market share last month, although at a slower rate than the previous two-month stretch, but still ended at a new low of 67.6% as rivals continued to steal users, a Web metrics firm reported Sunday.
  • Review

    How secure is Internet Explorer?

    Posted January 29, 2009 - 11:29 am

    Although Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) Web browser has lost market share to worthy competitors over the last few years, it is still the market leader and remains the browser to beat. IE has many significant security features and enterprise options that cannot be easily discounted. Unfortunately for its many users, IE's dominance and complexity have made it the browser to attack. IE is also the only browser natively vulnerable to ActiveX control exploits.
  • Can Mozilla Prove Firefox Is the Most Secure Browser

    Posted January 20, 2009 - 12:34 pm

    A little over a year ago, I challenged some of the security claims asserted by Mozilla that Firefox "won't harbor nearly as many security flaws as those that have Microsoft's Internet Explorer" with an Internet Explorer and Firefox Vulnerability Analysis. Of course, the publication of my report was quickly followed by a vigorous rebuttal from Mozilla's Mike Shaver (please do read it, so you have his viewpoint).
  • Selectively delete some of your browsing history

    Posted December 29, 2008 - 1:04 pm

    Want to erase tracks that show you've visited certain web sites, but without erasing your entire surfing history? Here's how.
  • Tweak Internet Explorer's Default Search Engine

    Posted December 24, 2008 - 9:57 am

  • Microsoft sees 'huge increase' in IE attacks

    Posted December 15, 2008 - 9:50 am

  • Chinese team mistakenly released unpatched IE7 exploit

    Posted December 11, 2008 - 10:24 am

    Chinese security researchers mistakenly released the code needed to hack a PC by exploiting an unpatched vulnerability in Microsoft's IE 7 browser, potentially putting millions of computer users at risk -- but it appears some hackers already knew how to exploit the flaw.
  • Microsoft issues mammoth security update

    Posted December 9, 2008 - 5:30 pm

    Microsoft Corp. today patched 28 vulnerabilities, nearly all of them marked "critical," in the biggest update since it switched to a regular monthly update schedule more than five years ago.
  • New Web attack exploits unpatched IE flaw

    Posted December 9, 2008 - 12:13 pm

    As Microsoft readies its latest set of security updates, online attackers have begun exploiting a new flaw in the company's Internet Explorer (IE) browser.
  • New handsets needed for Microsoft's mobile IE6

    Posted November 20, 2008 - 10:36 am

    Microsoft's upcoming IE6 mobile browser will only work on new smartphones with 500MHz or better processors.
  • Browsing tips and tools

    Posted November 18, 2008 - 4:45 pm

    Tips for backing up your bookmarks, filtering unwanted Web sites, bringing the PermaTabs extension back to Firefox, and toggling between two Firefox tabs.
  • XP/Vista Coexistence: Accessing Your Corporate Intranet

    Posted October 8, 2008 - 6:00 am

    Thinking of migrating some of your XP computers to Vista? First make sure that your Vista users will still be able to access your corporate intranet!
  • Microsoft rewards search -- but only with Internet Explorer

    Posted October 1, 2008 - 10:45 am

    As a sign of how desperate Microsoft is to draw U.S. Internet users to its Live Search site and away from rival Google, the company is now offering frequent flyer miles to frequent searchers -- but only if they surf with Internet Explorer: Users of Firefox, Chrome or Safari are out of luck.
  • Microsoft posts 21 more versions of Internet Explorer 8

    Posted September 17, 2008 - 4:30 pm

    Microsoft yesterday released 21 additional versions of its Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2, including editions in Czech, Italian, Norwegian, Russian, Spanish and other languages.
  • Microsoft defends Internet Explorer 'phone home' feature

    Posted September 12, 2008 - 3:55 pm

    Microsoft Friday defended the Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) tool that suggests sites based on the URLs typed into its address bar, saying that the browser "phones home" only a limited amount of information to Microsoft and that the company discards all user IP addresses almost immediately.
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