Microsoft Internet Explorer

Version11(as of 6/13/2017)
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Rating:4.1  |  197 Votes

Main Features

  • Integrates between Windows devices
  • Quickly loads webpages
  • Blocks much of the socially engineered malware
  • Private browsing options
  • Developer tools for inspecting webpages

Software Overview

Microsoft Internet Explorer is the default web browser of Microsoft Windows. It is one of the most used web browsers, along with Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Apple Safari.

Internet Explorer comes installed on devices that run Microsoft Windows, such as tablets or PCs. You can customize your web browser for the same experience on all your compatible Windows PCs and mobile devices. Internet Explorer features quick webpage loading and protects you from nearly all socially engineered malware. Internet Explorer offers secure browsing with a Do Not Track feature and an InPrivate Browsing option that protects your browsing history. The web browser also provides helpful developer tools that enable you to inspect webpages.

Internet Explorer stacks up decently against other web browsers. It offers a simple interface, fast loading times, malware protection, and private browsing. However, newer versions of Internet Explorer are only available for PCs that run Windows 7 and later, which limits the browser. Also, for Windows 10 users Microsoft has replaced Internet Explorer with Edge, a substantial upgrade, as the default browser. All in all, Microsoft Internet Explorer is a good web browser, but Chrome or Firefox are better options.

Primary File Type

xhtml icon.XHTMLExtensible Hypertext Markup Language File

Supported File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.XHTMLExtensible Hypertext Markup Language File
.ALXActiveX Layout Control File
.CERInternet Security Certificate
.CHMCompiled HTML Help File
.CRTSecurity Certificate
.DERDER Digital Certificate
.DIAGSESSIONDiagnostics Session File
.HTCHTML Component File
.HTMHypertext Markup Language File
.HTMLHypertext Markup Language File
.INSInternet Settings File
.JSPJakarta Server Page
.MHTMHTML Web Archive
.ODOOnline Operating System Write Document
.PACProxy Auto-Config File
.PARTIALInternet Explorer Partially Downloaded File
.PJPGProgressive JPEG Image
.PRFPICS Rules File
.RMHRights-Managed HTML Document
.SHTMHTML Server Side Include File
.URLURL Shortcut File
.VMLVector Markup Language File
.WEBSITEInternet Explorer Pinned Site Shortcut
.WMLWireless Markup Language File
.WOFFWeb Open Font Format File
.XBAPXAML Browser Application File

Additional Related File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.BQYBrio Query File
.CPCCPC Compressed Image File
.DBMColdFusion Server File
.EMLE-Mail Message
.HTAHTML Application
.NMFArcGIS Explorer Map File
.ODCOffice Data Connection File
.PDBProtein Data Bank File
.PJPEGProgressive JPEG Image
.QRMQworum Message File
.RMTRouter Firmware File
.RTCLive Meeting Connection File
.SDINSTALLSpeckie Dictionary Installation File
.SEAMSeam Framework Java Servlet File
.SMILSMIL Presentation File
.SMLSMIL Slideshow Presentation
.TBKToolBook File
.TMPTemporary File
.WGoogle Toolbar Search History File
.WEBMWebM Video
.XHTMExtensible Hypertext Markup Language Document
.YMAtari ST Audio File
.ZULZK User Interface File
Updated 6/13/2017