Internet Explorer Review

A product by Microsoft

Overview

Starting with version 11, Internet Explorer was significantly improved and now comes with all modern features and a very good performance. You can install and use this modern version of IE only if you have Windows 7 (with Service Pack 1 installed) or a newer version of this operating system.

Internet Explorer has become a more friendly and attractive browser, starting and loading web pages faster. Also, it doesn't consume much RAM memory, compared with other popular browsers.

Speed
7.38/10

It starts very fast when you double click on application's icon and is loading web pages quickly (images, video content).

Compare Speed (higher is better choice)
Internet Explorer
7.38
6.83
5.97
5.96
5.51
5.47
5.46
5.11
4.98
4.40

Memory Usage
7.30/10

It doesn't need a lot of memory resources to run, even with multiple tabs opened.

Compare Memory Usage (higher is better choice)
Internet Explorer
9.79
7.30
5.19
5.06
4.88
4.51
3.92
3.09
2.70
2.59

Security
10/10

It allows to surf in InPrivate Mode, so no data will be stored on your computer about sites visited, no cookies or temporary files. It includes a pop-up blocker where you can add or remove sites, block different web addresses from Options and will alert you if you will visit a phishing (fake) website made to steal personal information because is communicating with an online database where phishing and malware sites are reported.

Compare Security (higher is better choice)
Internet Explorer
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
8.33
6.67
5

Features
9.09/10

The interface supports tabs, you can activate top file menu pressing Alt key or you can click on Options icon to change settings and customize features. It supports add-ons to add new functionalities, also includes a Performance Dashboard where you can view in real time the usage of RAM memory, CPU and frame rate.

Compare Features (higher is better choice)
Internet Explorer
10
9.55
9.55
9.55
9.09
9.09
9.09
8.64
7.73
7.27

Pro

  • low memory consumption
  • high speed
  • private browsing

Conclusion
7.38/10

If you are using Windows 7 or a newer version, Internet Explorer (11 or newer) is a good choice to surf the internet.

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