Internet Explorer

Tutorials, articles, and other content about Internet Explorer – the dated web browser from Microsoft, that people should stop using.

How to install add-ons in Internet Explorer

If you are using Internet Explorer 11, let's make sure that you know how to enhance your user experience with add-ons. Like any other web browser, Internet Explorer allows users to enhance it by adding extensions written either by Microsoft or, most often, by others. Read further...

How to enable Java in all the major web browsers

Do you need to visit websites and web services that rely on the old Java technology? Did you install Java on your computer but your browser says that Java is not present on your system? Why isn't Java working as it should and how do you make it work in your favorite web browser?...

3 ways to disable the SmartScreen Filter or Windows Defender SmartScreen

SmartScreen Filter, Windows SmartScreen or the Windows Defender SmartScreen are the same protection feature, with different names, depending on the Windows version that you are using. While it helps protect your computer from malicious files, apps, and websites, some users...

Simple questions: What are cookies and what do they do?

When browsing the internet, you often encounter the term "cookies." Many websites inform you about using cookies, and ask for your approval. Web browsers have many settings for managing cookies and even browser add-ons mention blocking cookies of all kinds. Even though you...

Simple questions: What is the SmartScreen filter and how does it work?

If you use Windows 10, or Windows 8.1 and web browsers such as Microsoft Edge or Internet Explorer, you may have encountered the SmartScreen filter or the Windows Defender SmartScreen. This is a feature found in all modern Windows operating systems. Its purpose is to steer you...

How to manage your favorite websites in Internet Explorer

If you are connected to the internet, there are probably some websites that you visit regularly, and you want to be able to access them quickly. This is the reason why web browsers have bookmarks: to make a list of your favorite websites and to give you quick access to them...

How to import or export bookmarks when using Internet Explorer

People like to choose one web browser and stick with it for a long time. However, if you feel like the latest update destroys your experience, or you realize that another browser suits your needs better, you will probably want to change the browser that you use. To make the...

How to uninstall Internet Explorer from Windows (all versions)

With each new version of Internet Explorer (IE) and each new version of Windows, the procedure for removing this web browser has changed. For example, when Internet Explorer 9 was launched, it was distributed as an update for Windows, and you could remove it from the...

How to show the favorites bar and the favorites center in Internet Explorer

When you use a web browser on a frequent basis, you want to have your favorite websites bookmarked and easily accessible. If you are using Internet Explorer, it is not obvious how to enable the favorites bar or the favorites center. Here's how to make this browser show...

How to download and install Internet Explorer 11 for Windows

Although Microsoft Edge is slowly but surely taking the place of Internet Explorer 11, at least in Windows 10, Internet Explorer is still used by many people. Many businesses haven't upgraded their operating systems and web apps and have to keep using Internet Explorer. If you...

9 ways to start Internet Explorer in all Windows versions

Have you ever wondered in how many different ways you can open Internet Explorer? Did you find yourself in a situation where you just couldn't find a shortcut for it and had no idea how to launch it? It's a common problem with many solutions to it. If you are curious to...