Users should benefit
by upgrading from Internet Explorer 6 to Internet Explorer 8 released earlier
IE6 (Microsoft Internet Explorer 6) released with Windows XP, is still being
used by many users across the internet, despite the release of IE7 and now the
safer browsing IE8 in 2009.
Web traffic reporting sites, and indeed our own traffic data, indicate that
Internet Explorer is still the more popular browser in use today. Of this
IE6, despite it's age, is still being used by a great portion of IE users
IE6 users may be sticking with their browser for a variety of reason, and whilst
we may understand these, the question remains: are they vulnerable?
We understand familiarity and users may like IE6, we even still have a copy
installed for testing purposes.
Some may be using IE6 simply unaware of the upgrade potential, or worse still
haven't updated their Windows PC thus not being protected by
the latest security patches.
However with the extra security features in IE8 providing for a potentially
safer browsing experience than IE6, it's is certainly worth considering
We generally recommend that users keep their software, especially security
software, up to date. This is especially so for security updates to all
Since IE8 has a number of improved security features, including blocking assess
to 'bad' websites which is particularly of concern these days, it can provide a
safer browsing experience.
Of course there are other advantages for using Internet Explorer 8, for example
tabbed browsing etc (as introduced with IE7). However for our mind
security is the primary concern and that alone should be enough to update to a
safer online browsing experience than IE6.