Make sure you’ve got the latest version of Internet Explorer for more secure Web browsing

This month’s security update makes Internet Explorer more secure against exploits, but it needs to be installed to keep your browser up-to-date. The most recent, fully patched version of Internet Explorer is more secure than older versions.

For Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users, upgrading to Internet Explorer 11 has significant security benefits — and enabling automatic updating ensures that users will always be up-to-date, writes Fred Pullen, senior product marketing manager, on the Exploring IE blog.

“This is important, because two-thirds of all desktop computers are still using older, less secure browsers despite years of security advancements and updates,” he writes. “We are making continued investments not only in making a more secure browser, but also in helping consumers and commercial customers get — and stay — current.”

To learn more, head over to the Exploring IE blog.

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Suzanne Choney
Microsoft News Center Staff