A web browser for use on Windows platforms. There was once a version for Apple Mac users, but this has been discontinued. Receives a bad reputation from open-source proponents because of perceived flaws and errors in its rendering engine; is the target of much abuse from these proponents, whom are often zealous of Mozilla Firefox to the point of fanaticism.

These zealots often seem ignorant of basic computer security, believing that Firefox will prevent viruses and spyware from infecting their computers, when in fact, Firefox is merely a browser and is not a universal panacea. If Internet Explorer is coupled with the freely-available security updates, it becomes as secure and more stable than Firefox.

Although it may lack the bells and whistles of other browsers, as an internet browser, Internet Explorer performs its job adequately.
I used Internet Explorer today to browse UrbanDictionary.com.
CNashによって 2006年10月23日(月)
A popular web browser by Microsoft based on NSCA Mosaic.
Win2k adminによって 2003年10月24日(金)
A browser, that, while at first sight might appear open to spyware, will be just as resiliant as alternatives such as Mozilla if you take the time to secure it correctly.
As a stubborn IE user, I have not recieved one piece of spyware on this machine yet.
Snuffkinによって 2005年02月04日(金)
Microsoft's internet browser included with Windows systems. Faster at loading up than other browsers like Firefox and Netscape which take fucking ages. As an internet browser, it works and does its job.

Can be insecure with its default settings, but tieing them down virtually eliminates some, if not all of the security problems that people complain about. Unfortunately the reputation for spyware comes from dumb users who download shite like smiley central or are dumb enough to "YES" or "OK" to everything that pops up on screen.

Bashed by geeky open source zealots and Mozilla anoraks frequently who often over-exaggerate the truth in order to push their alternative.
IE is safe if you tie down its default security settings. I have NEVER had any malicious programs install automatically.
anonによって 2005年03月06日(日)
1. You should thank this browser, because without it, we wouldn't have Firefox or Google Chrome

2. A shitty browser that puts a bunch of viruses and spyware on your computer, has no uses but downloading Firefox or Google Chrome, and bricking your PC. It also comes with free security bugs, is loaded with adware and spyware, and it constantly freezes. Works better if you delete it right after downloading an alternate browser.

If you use this browser, you are:
A - new to computers
B - an idiot
C - someone who likes viruses and adware
1)

Smart Person: I'm downloading Google Chrome with Internet explorer.
Idiot: *uses internet explorer* i haz many viruses!!!11!!11!!!111!! *pc breaks 5 minutes later*

2) I forgot to delete Internet explorer, now my pc has hundreds of viruses and ads on it! *breaks pc with a sledgehammer*
iDontHaveANameによって 2014年12月28日(日)

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