How to surf more safely

Internet Explorer 11 is the newest web browser from Microsoft. It is included with Windows 8 and is also available for Windows 7.

To give you more security and increased control over your online privacy, Internet Explorer 11 includes these features:

  • InPrivate browsing – When you use an InPrivate tab, Internet Explorer 11 clears your cookies when you close the tab and does not store your passwords and webpage history.

  • Do Not Track – Send a signal to marketers and websites telling them to not collect data that enables them to track you on the web.

  • Windows SmartScreen – Get help identifying known phishing and malware sites so that you can make informed decisions about app downloads.

Learn more about the features in Internet Explorer 11.

About the Author
Eve Blakemore

Group Manager, Trustworthy Computing

Eve Blakemore is a Group Manager for Trustworthy Computing who delivers consumer guidance around the latest trends in security and privacy. Eve joined Microsoft in 1998 and has worked in corporate and field roles with Microsoft Learning, US Public Sector, Read more »

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  1. Anonymous

    Is IE11 available for Win8 now?  I thought it was only on Win7 and Win8.1.

  2. Anonymous

    Features in Internet Explorer 9.


  3. Anonymous

    I am using an old Gateway computer that I bought 11years ago my operating system is windows XP Professional. I had to reformat my computer. I used my ATT232 system tio start a internet connection I am also using a Belkin Wireless router to get my internet signal for my computer. I keep getting a not on the internet error on my computer why is that I have done this before to get the internet on my old gateway computer why am I getting this alll of the time now, I need help to get that downloaded for me okay , I am not on my old gateway computer nowI am on my great nieces hewlett packard computer. I cant get on line with my old gateway computer to have you help me out I have NO internet access on my older computer okay. Thank you for your help . 

  4. Anonymous

    Are you using a tracking software from your wireless router? If so, try removing the software and run without it.  I had that problem with my Gateway but the wireless router is a Netgear router.

  5. Anonymous

    Your network connection equipment may be the problem. Ensure that they are properly set up (Like they were before you formatted the old computer!)

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