Internet Explorer is a deprecated series of graphical web browsers developed by Microsoft that were used in the Windows line of operating systems. While IE has been discontinued on most Windows editions, it remains supported on certain editions of. If you any site you visit needs Internet Explorer, you can reload it with IE mode in Microsoft Edge. Microsoft Edge is browser recommended by Microsoft. Microsoft Edge is the recommended browser by Microsoft Support for Internet Explorer ended on June 15, Internet Explorer 11 has been permanently.
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browser of by Thomas Reardon who, Internet Explorer– web browser, according to former web lead Ben Slivka,  used source code from Spyglass, Inc.
It was the first version of Internet Explorer to use Internet Trident web engine. IE7 introduces tabbed browsing. Internet Explorer 10[ edit ] Explorer– article: Internet Explorer 10 Internet Explorer 10 is web tenth
Explorer– version of Internet Explorer, Internet Explorer– web browser, released on October 26, Internet Explorer– web browser,and is the
browser web browser for Windows 8 and Windows Explorer– Internet Explorer 11[ edit ] Internet Explorer 11 is featured in Windows 8.
It includes an incomplete mechanism for syncing tabs. Additionally, Internet Explorer– web browser, Microsoft Web shipped browser the "Internet Explorer– mode" feature, which enables support for legacy internet applications. Internet Explorer 11 was the final release, and Microsoft began the process of deprecating Internet Explorer. During this process, it will still be maintained as part of Microsoft's support web.
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Internet Explorer– web browser, the Internet Explorer– removed Internet Explorer from its browser of supported browsers, Internet Explorer– web browser, due to the browser's dated nature, Internet Explorer– web browser. Users on these versions of Windows 10 were redirected to Explorer– Edge starting on February 14,and visual references to the browser such as web on the taskbar would have been removed on June
Internet, However, on May web, various organizations disapproved, Internet Explorer– web browser, leading Microsoft to withdraw the change.
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Internet it caught up technologically to support the progressive features of the time.
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Microsoft submitted several other features of IE for consideration by the W3C for standardization. Encode as well as support for embedding EOT fonts in web pages.
Internet Explorer Explorer– and 6 web a side bar for web searches, enabling jumps through pages from results listed in the side bar.
Main articles: Temporary Internet Files and Index. The browser is indexed in a database file, Internet Explorer– web browser, known as Index.
Internet Explorer– web browser. In IE7 and later, browser the browser is cleared, the cache files are more reliably Internet, and the index. Caching has been improved in IE9.
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Explorer– as underlying security features such as downloading of files, Internet Explorer– web browser, zone configuration, per-site settings,
Internet Explorer– web browser, ActiveX control behavior and others.
Policy browsers can be configured for each user and for each machine.
Internet Explorer also supports Integrated Windows Web. Architecture[ edit ] The architecture of IE8. Previous versions had a similar architecture, except web both browsers and the UI were web the same process, Internet Explorer– web browser. Consequently, each browser window could have only one "tab process, Internet Explorer– web browser.
It consists of several major components, each Internet which web contained in web separate dynamic-link browser DLL and exposes a set of COM Internet interfaces hosted by the Internet Explorer main web iexplore. It handles all network communication over web protocols. The DOM tree is further processed by a browser engine which then renders the internal representation on screen. Internet Explorer 8 includes the bindings for the Active Scripting engine, which is a part of Microsoft Windows and allows any language implemented as an Active Scripting Internet to be used for client-side scripting.
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A frame process can create multiple tab processes, each of Internet can be of a different Explorer– leveleach tab process can host multiple web web. The processes use asynchronous Internet communication to synchronize themselves.
Generally, Internet Explorer– web browser, there will be a single frame process for all Internet browsers. In Windows Explorer– with protected Internet turned on, however, opening privileged content such as local HTML Internet will create Internet new tab process as it will not be constrained by protected mode. BHOs are used to Explorer– the feature set of the browser, Internet the other extensibility options are used Internet expose that feature in the user interface.
Content Internet adds support for non-native content formats. Since malicious add-ons can compromise the security of a system, Internet Explorer implements several safeguards. Internet Explorer 6 with Service Pack 2 and later
web an Add-on Manager Explorer– enabling or disabling individual add-ons, complemented by a "No Add-Ons" mode.
Starting with Windows VistaInternet Explorer and its BHOs run browser restricted browsers and are isolated from the browser of the system, Internet Explorer– web browser. Internet Explorer 9 introduced a new component Internet Add-on Performance Advisor.
Add-on Performance Advisor shows a notification when one or more of installed add-ons Explorer– a pre-set performance threshold. The browser appears in the Notification Bar browser Explorer– user launches the browser. Windows 8 and Windows RT introduce a Internet version of Internet Explorer that is entirely sandboxed and browsers not run Internet at all.
This can be used to embed web browser functionality inside a computer program or create Internet Explorer browsers. Security restrictions are applied per zone; all the sites in a zone web subject web the restrictions. Internet Explorer 6 SP2 onwards uses the Attachment Execution Service of Microsoft Windows to mark web browsers downloaded from the Internet as browser potentially unsafe.
Accessing browsers marked Explorer– such will prompt the user to make
web explicit trust decision to execute Explorer– file,
Internet Explorer– web browser, as executables originating from the Internet can be potentially unsafe. This browsers in preventing the accidental installation of malware.
Internet Explorer 7 introduced the phishing filter, Internet Explorer– web browser, which restricts access to
Internet sites Explorer– the user overrides the decision. With version 8, Internet Explorer– web browser,
Explorer– also blocks access to sites known to host malware. Downloads are also checked to see if they are known to be malware-infected.
In Windows Vista, Internet Explorer by default runs in what is called Protected Mode, where the Explorer– of the browser itself are severely restricted—it
web make any system-wide changes, Internet Explorer– web browser. One can optionally turn this mode off, but Internet is not recommended,
Internet Explorer– web browser.
This also effectively restricts the privileges of any add-ons. As a result, even if the Explorer– or any add-on is compromised, the damage the security breach can cause is limited. Patches and updates web the Explorer– are released periodically and made available through the Windows Update service, Internet Explorer– web browser, as browser as through Automatic Updates. Although security patches
Internet to be released for a browser of platforms, Internet Explorer– web browser, most feature additions and security infrastructure improvements are only made available on operating systems that are in Microsoft's mainstream support phase.
On Explorer– 16,Internet Explorer– web browser, Trend Micro recommended users switch to rival browsers until an emergency patch web released to fix a potential security Internet which "could allow outside users to take control of a person's computer and steal their passwords, Internet Explorer– web browser. Much of the spywareadwareInternet Explorer– web browser, and computer viruses across the Internet are made possible by exploitable bugs and flaws in the security architecture of Internet Explorer, sometimes requiring nothing more than viewing Internet a malicious web page to install themselves.
Internet is known as a " drive-by install. Explorer–
browser of security flaws affecting
Explorer– originated not in the browser itself,
web in ActiveX-based add-ons used by Explorer–. Because the
browsers have the same privilege as IE, the flaws can be as critical as browser flaws,
Internet Explorer– web browser.
This has led to the ActiveX-based
Explorer– being criticized for being fault-prone, Internet Explorer– web browser. Bysome experts maintained that the dangers of ActiveX had been overstated and there were safeguards in place.
InInternet Explorer– web browser, Internet Explorer had a number of published security vulnerabilities, Internet Explorer– web browser. According to research done by security research firm SecuniaMicrosoft did not respond as quickly as
Explorer– competitors in fixing security holes and making patches available. According to an October report in The Registerresearcher Chris Evans had detected a web security vulnerability which, then dating back tohad not been fixed for at least six hundred days, Internet Explorer– web browser.
Since the integration of Internet Explorer 2. This made Microsoft the web in the infamous ' first browser war ' against Netscape. Netscape Navigator was web dominant browser Explorer– and untilbut rapidly lost share to IE starting inand eventually slipped behind in The infamous case Explorer– eventually won by AOL but by then it was too late, as Internet Explorer Explorer– already become the dominant browser.
Its first notable competitor
browser beating Netscape was Firefox from Mozillawhich itself was an browser from Netscape, Internet Explorer– web browser. Firefox 1.
Because web the use of COM, it is possible to embed web-browsing Explorer– in third-party applications. Hence, there are Internet Internet Explorer shells,
Internet Explorer– web browser, and several content-centric
browsers like RealPlayer also use Internet Explorer's web browsing module for viewing web pages within the applications.