Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer

Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
2.4
out of 1688 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
11
File Size:
Not available
Date Added:
May 01, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 7/8
Total Downloads:
20,333,437
Downloads Last Week:
3,117
Product ranking:
#12 in Web Browsers
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Internet Explorer 11 is the latest version of Microsoft's default browser. It provides all standard features that you'd want in a Web browser, while giving excellent integration with other Microsoft programs; but you won't find the same customization options here as you'd see in other Web browsers.

Pros

Fast loading: Web sites, videos, and images loaded at a comparable speed to any other Web browser on the market. This is a great improvement from the previous versions of Internet Explorer.

Detailed support: Internet Explorer 11 comes with detailed tutorials, forums, FAQ pages, and direct support. The support offered is much more informative than many other FAQs we've seen, presenting help in topics like "Tips & tricks" and "Add-ons."

Cons

Instability: We recorded several occurrences of Internet Explorer 11 crashing. Often, this only resulted in the program closing and restarting. On one occurrence, we were on a reputable Web site, but IE 11 still crashed, resulting in a total restart of the computer.

Iffy compatibility: Internet Explorer 11 easily navigates to and from Web sites, but at times, certain Web sites do not load properly. This was supposed to be fixed with IE 11, but it appears that these problems are still effecting the browser.

Bottom Line

Internet Explorer 11 is the standard browser that most individuals are familiar with. It is great for those that want only a basic online experience. Other programs, like Google Chrome, offer more personalized displays and features, and Microsoft should add these options to improve IE 11. The constant instability is also a nuisance, and this is why we suggest downloading other Web browsers that are more reliable.

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  • All Versions:

    2.4

    out of 1688 votes

    • 5 star: 351
    • 4 star: 159
    • 3 star: 132
    • 2 star: 256
    • 1 star: 790
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  • 1 stars

    "Worst Browser"

    June 27, 2014   |   By mike673

    Version: Internet Explorer 8

    Pros

    none. I cannot think of a thing good about it.

    Cons

    Internet Explorer 8 continuously locks up webpages.

    Summary

    Don't use Internet Explorer. Use Google or Mozilla Firefox instead. You will be glad you did.

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  • 1 stars

    "Internet Explorer 11"

    November 20, 2013   |   By Mike7244

    Version: Internet Explorer 8

    Pros

    So far there's nothing good I can find about it, except with Norton I was able to save all of my passwords.

    Cons

    Sucks, its the worst search engine that Microsoft has ever created. I never saw something that has so many flaws. When you do a search it constantly locks up and have to constantly use task manager to shut the tabs down. The live tile version is exactly the same way. Another problem on their home page when you click on the main article tile 90 percent of the time now it doesn't work or the page can't fill itself completely in. They need to fire the creator or whoever created 11 the worst on in their history. When I try to report a problem it's near impossible to let them know. USE CHROME OR FIREFOX. It's such a shame when these idiots tied it into their new search feature but it doesn't work. False advertisement on how great 8.1 is the greatest search ever, NOT.

    Summary

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  • 1 stars

    "Better then IE6 and 7"

    June 23, 2013   |   By mitchelld1

    Version: Internet Explorer 8

    Pros

    NOTHING!!!

    Cons

    EVERYTHING!!!

    Summary

    This is a very bad browser, it is better then ie6 and 7 but ewww!!!
    DO NOT USE IT!

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  • 2 stars

    ""The Download location page is damaged." - Microsoft"

    April 15, 2013   |   By easeltine

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    2013 - One can actually see images in IE 6 if you are going to use this Explorer in older MS operating Systems. In our current world IE4 to IE5.5 are now WORTHLESS! IE 6 is a functional Browser for the FAT32 or NT4/2000/XP Operating Systems by Microsoft.

    Cons

    2013 - IE6 is functional, IF you are some kind of masochist. This is REAL BLOATWARE, as is most MS products! If you use it for a little while it will c _ _ _ out on you.

    Summary

    If you are going to use some kind of multi-OS box, or just fiddle around with an older MS Operating Systems DO NOT use Explorer IE6. The other choices operate better than Explorer in the current Internet world. For example, Firefox 12, Opera 10.63, Netscape 9, and older Sea Monkey are more responsive and in my experience have better graphics than Explorer IE6. One cannot use Chrome w/ anything below Windows 2000 for NT, and also none of the FAT32 OS's.
    MS Marketing understands that the only way one can spur sales on modern software is to make older software unusable. MS is a master at their art.

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  • 1 stars

    "Probably the worst browser out there."

    November 05, 2012   |   By FlyingSquirrel88

    Version: Internet Explorer 8

    Pros

    -Useable.
    -Great for untechy folk.
    -Free.
    -Made by Microsoft.

    Cons

    -Slow.
    -Crashes all the time.
    -Can't eaisily add plugins.
    -Hard to make webpages compatible with it.
    -Does not support latest web standards.

    Summary

    Internet Explorer is a useable browser, but I would strongly recommend another browser such as Google Chrome or Firefox.

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  • 1 stars

    "Failure In Every Aspect"

    October 06, 2012   |   By TechXpression

    Version: Internet Explorer 8

    Pros

    Nothing at all

    Cons

    Slow, ugly design, a million toolbars, and slow (Yes, I said it twice. It really is that slow)

    Summary

    It's the dumbest browser that Microsoft ever thought of.Need I say more?

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  • 1 stars

    "Absolute rubbish. Does not behave like a browser should"

    September 17, 2012   |   By bogan_az

    Version: Internet Explorer 8

    Pros

    The Close button

    Cons

    its existance

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  • 5 stars

    "My favourite browser since i bought my PC(with IE 6)"

    August 02, 2012   |   By Coa96

    Version: Internet Explorer 8

    Pros

    Everything is very fast, its even faster than google chrome. User interface is great, adress bar is awesome - everything is well organised

    Cons

    Reputation - Many people have problem with IE because their windows is in terrible shape (and that's the reason why they start hating IE)

    Summary

    In my opinion IE is the best browser, i've been using it since version 6 and it has never dissapointed me.(sorry for bad English I am from Serbia)

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  • 1 stars

    "I don't like this browser,Chrome and FF is much better"

    July 22, 2012   |   By rudolf323

    Version: Internet Explorer 8

    Pros

    Bookmarks can be accessible from task bar
    Nice design

    Cons

    It has very ****** engine
    Very slow
    laggy

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  • 1 stars

    "it's total crap"

    July 06, 2012   |   By DSWDobson

    Version: Internet Explorer 8

    Pros

    let's see, during the few minutes it works before the message "internet explorer has stopped working" it does what you would expect from a browser

    Cons

    it stops working and stops working and stops working and stops working and stops working and stops working and stops working and stops working and stops working and stops working and stops working and stops working and stops working and stops working and stops working and stops working and stops working and stops working and stops working and stops working and stops working and stops working and stops working and stops working and stops working and stops working and stops working and stops working and stops working and stops working and stops working and stops working and stops working and stops working and stops working and stops working and stops working and stops working and stops working and stops working and stops working and stops working and stops working and stops working and stops working

    Summary

    it's complete crap, get the picture? Total waste of hard drive space, and my experience with Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit so far isn't much better. I never had a problem with 32bit. Microsoft has gotten so dang fat and lazy they don't even try to make a product work right until they've sold millions of copies and people start to complain

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