The 10th edition of Microsoft's web browser
Internet Explorer 10 is a web browser designed for use with Windows systems, and this version works with Windows 7.
IE 10 represents only a slight upgrade from IE 9 in terms of the user interface. The interface window now has the back and forward buttons integrated into it for a seamless aesthetic. The address bar is located in the same space as the window tabs, and while this works well to streamline the interface, it can lead to a cluttered interface with numerous open tabs.
By default, the menu bar is hidden in IE 10, but the menus have been drastically simplified. On the top right is a small gear icon where users can browse options. These options haven't received any significant upgrade, but they are available for those who wish to alter them.
In the past, IE hasn't had very strong security, but this version hopes to subvert that trend. One of the newest and most intriguing additions for IE 10 is the 'Enhanced Protection Mode'. When active, this mode will stop the browser from communicating with the operating system by locking parts of the software. If the browser attempts to gain access to the operating system in a way that it normally doesn't, you'll see a pop-up to ask for permission. This means that if you don't give your browser permission to access your files, no virus or malware will be able to get through.
Another great update for this version is that users no longer have to manually update the browser. When new performance enhancements or security protocols are released, the software automatically updates itself.
To help you avoid pesky targeted advertisements, IE 10 features a Do Not Track function that is automatically turned on by default. This feature is included in other browsers like Chrome, but IE 10 is the only browser that uses the Do Not Track feature by default. Advertisers want to be able to track you, and some have even claimed they will go around any Do Not Track functions where they can.
IE 10 for Windows 7 includes support for Adobe Flash, but that support is only extended to certain sites that are known to be safe.
While this version of IE 10 for Windows 7 is quite an upgrade from IE 9, it lacks the redesigned features of IE 10 for Windows 8 that focus on touch gestures. Some of the UI elements for this version of IE 10 are a bit outdated compared to the polished version for Windows 8.
Microsoft's internet browser, Internet Explorer, has recently released a new version called Internet Explorer 10. This software allows people who use the Windows 7 operating system to fully experience Internet Explorer 10.