Web Browser Update
Why Do I Need To Update My Browser?
Out of date web browsers pose serious security risks both for the users who run them and for all users of the internet in general. If you run a web browser that is out of date and which contains security vulnerabilities, you risk having your computer compromised by criminals. Depending on the security exploit, your personal information (including emails, banking details, online sales, photos and other sensitive information) could be stolen or destroyed. This is not a hypothetical occurrence; it happens regularly and in large volumes.
If your computer’s security is compromised you also run the risk of being used as a “middle man” in online crime; or as an unwitting pawn in large scale attacks against other internet users or companies. So even if your personal data is not stolen, if compromised, your computer can be turned into a “zombie”; sending out thousands of spam emails per day, or be forced to participate in “denial of service” attacks against other websites; all without you even being aware.
Make sure that you keep your web browser patched and up to date by following your vendor’s instructions.
How Do I Update My Browser?
Most computers these days only use Internet Explorer as their primary browser because that is what is pre-installed on Windows; however, if you are using an older version of it (6, 7, 8, 9) then you are at risk. Only the newer versions of Windows (7 & 8) can download the newest and more secure version of IE. If you are running an older version of Windows such as XP then we would highly recommend you download a more secure browser such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.
Updating Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer is a web browser that ships with Windows, so updates for it are included when you install Windows updates. To enhance the security of your browsing experience and to help fix or prevent problems with Internet Explorer, make sure that you install all available updates for Internet Explorer.
- Open Windows Update by clicking the Start button, clicking All Programs, and then clicking Windows Update.
- In the left pane, click Check for updates.
- If any updates are found, click View available updates.
- Make sure the Internet Explorer updates that you want are selected, and then click Install. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
If you have Windows 7 or 8 you can click here to download IE 10.
*Compatibility Mode on Internet Explorer*
Sometimes a website you’re visiting doesn’t look like you expect it to. Images might not show up, menus might be out of place, and text boxes could be jumbled together. This can be caused by a compatibility problem between Internet Explorer and the site you’re on. When a site is incompatible with Internet Explorer, you’ll see the Compatibility View button next to the Address bar.
Here at My Supernova, we are utilizing the most up-to-date html coding. If you are using an older version of IE then your website will most like have some “issues” when it comes to displaying the coding properly. Therefore, we highly recommend that you download one of the additional browsers below, or you can Click Here to learn how to enable Compatibility Mode on Internet Explorer.