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Chrome is a fantastic browser, but is is still the best among new competitors?

Choosing a web browser for surfing the web can be tough with all the great options available. Here we pit the latest versions of Chrome, Opera, Firefox, Edge, and Vivaldi against one another to find the best browsers for most users.
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Microsoft security chief outlines perils of continuing to use Internet Explorer

Has anyone ever suggested that you stop using Internet Explorer and move onto a better web browser? Now, even Microsoft's Worldwide Lead for Cybersecurity wants you to stop using the old solution, citing poor support for modern web…
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Patch your Windows 10 PC, now! Hackers are exploiting a zero-day flaw

The latest Patch Tuesday update for Windows 10 addresses an Internet Explorer vulnerability dubbed as "Double Kill." Discovered by the Qihoo 360 Core Security team, it allows hackers to take complete control of a victim's PC.
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Internet Explorer has a zero-day bug that Microsoft needs to fix

There is a rather sophisticated Internet Explorer zero-day bug that is apparently in the wild. It was discovered by Chinese antivirus company Qihoo 360 Core and infects PCs via a malicious Office document.
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You need cookies to make the internet run properly. Here's how to enable them

Browser cookies may not sound like the most appealing aspect of browsing the web, but they're still a necessary component to navigating a wealth of websites nonetheless. Here's how to enable cookies in your browser if you need them.
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How to get rid of Internet Explorer for good

For some of us, the mere mention of the words "Internet Explorer" is enough to make us scream in a bout of furry. Thankfully, there is a solution. Here's how to uninstall Microsoft's dated browser.
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Google’s Project Zero publishes another Microsoft vulnerability

Microsoft has been at the receiving end of a few Project Zero's efforts to identify bugs and compel developers to fix them. The most recent Microsoft zero-day bug is one involving the company's Internet Explorer and Edge browsers
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Microsoft loses about 40 million Internet Explorer users in one month

Although Microsoft's Edge browser did see a minor uptick in its user numbers in October, it is a far cry from the deserters fleeing the various versions of Internet Explorer. Instead, most seem to be flocking to Firefox.
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Microsoft will end support for RC4 encryption in Edge and IE11 next month

Microsoft is pulling the plug on the aging and insecure RC4 cipher for Edge and Internet Explorer, after Chrome and Firefox killed it off in January. Users shouldn't expect any disruptions.
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Microsoft bleeds IE users to Google, Chrome on top by mid-year

Likely driven by Windows users looking for an alternative to Microsoft's browsers, Internet Explorer usage appears to be in a freefall while Google Chrome usage continues to rise month after month.
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Microsoft looks to kill old IE versions with latest patch snub

If you're still running an old version of Internet Explorer, it really is time to upgrade, as extended support has ended for almost all of them. The latest patch for Edge and IE11 has left out 7, 8, 9 and in some cases 10 as well.
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Windows 8 dropped by Microsoft in latest Patch Tuesday

If you're running older iterations of Internet Explorer or the original release of Windows 8, you really need to think about upgrading. Microsoft has ended full support for all of it.
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Microsoft twins Edge with Office 365 to encourage adoption

On the seemingly never-ending road to killing off use of old, insecure software, Microsoft is now encouraging people to drop IE 8 and 9 by stating that Office 365 will not operate at its full functionality without the Edge browser.
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Microsoft patches up major flaw in Internet Explorer

If your'e a regular Internet Explorer user, you'll want to make sure that your browser is up to date, as Microsoft has just released a new patch for its ageing browser that affects all versions across many operating systems.
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Microsoft won’t include support for Silverlight in Windows 10 Edge browser

Unlikely to impact the majority of streaming media consumers, Microsoft's video streaming standard Silverlight will not be supported in the upcoming Microsoft Edge Web browser that's shipping with Windows 10.
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Microsoft divulges details on what’s being dropped from Edge’s new rendering engine

Microsoft has followed up one of its original posts on the Edge browsers by giving intricate details of the many different APIs and scripting languages that will be left behind from the days of Internet Explorer.
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Microsoft shows how it will Edge out competing browsers

At Microsoft's web-only Edge Summit, the company unveiled several new additions and features for its upcoming browser which should help tempt developers into building with the browser in mind.
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Microsoft puts ‘Patch Tuesday’ out to pasture, promises quicker security updates

Microsoft used the stage at its Ignite conference to announce that as of the Windows 10 release, the much-maligned Patch Tuesday will become a thing of the past.