Internet Explorer 9

by Microsoft

The ninth version of Internet Explorer available for Windows

Operating system: Windows

Publisher: Microsoft

Antivirus check: passed

Last revision: Last week

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Internet Explorer 9 is Microsoft's attempt to reach out to its already far-reaching competitors. In this version of IE, IE has become similar to such popular browsers as Opera, Firefox and Chrome. A number of functions have been copied from different browsers. A tabbed interface, visual bookmarks, and a fast set of site addresses all finally appeared in IE.An interesting feature of Internet Explorer 9 is the search for site addresses while the user is typing them. That is, the search is made not in the history of visited sites, but on the Internet. As a result, it turns out that the browser often gives you the address before you wrote it, and it is convenient. This feature has been borrowed from Google Chrome, however, there is one feature that is not available in any of the major popular browsers. This is the fixation of a bookmark on the Windows taskbar. If you need to access a page at all times, you can run it directly from the taskbar and it will open in Internet Explorer. IE doesn't have the ability to lock tabs on the tab bar (like Firefox and Chrome), but it does have this original feature. What's more convenient is for you to decide.

Internet Explorer 9 provides protection against malicious sites, graphical hardware acceleration, and support for all the latest standards.

Personal opinion of the editor

Despite the fact that Internet Explorer can now be called a modern browser, many users remain distrustful of it. Microsoft has never been a leader in this field, and IE was only popular because it is included in the operating system. And now the situation hasn't changed. The last attempt to save the situation in version 9 is unlikely to greatly increase the number of IE users. This is so obvious that even the company itself has talked about the possibility of including Firefox, not IE, in Windows! I guess there's nothing else to talk about...

- Hardware acceleration of text, video and graphics. Internet Explorer 9 contains a cross-site script filter that detects and disables malicious scripts. The function is enabled by default.

- Domain Name Allocation: One way to avoid getting to suspicious sites that the updated browser provides is to select a domain name. Internet Explorer 9 lets you see the true web address at a glance, highlighting the domain name in the address bar, making it easier to determine the security of the sites you visit.

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