As you have surfed the internet over the past few years. I am sure that you have heard of the
above 3 browsers.
So what is an internet browser? It is your window to the internet. From which, you surf webpages, watch youtube
videos and do internet banking.
Internet Explorer which is installed on your PC if you are using a windows system.
Firefox was officially born in 2004 which started as an alternate web browser as an substitute to internet browser.
However its history dated back to 2002.
Lastly, Chrome, being the new kid on the block, was launched by google and is slowly gaining market share.
The best internet browser?
Web Browser Security
I believe most of us are looking for security and functionalities.
The best internet browser in terms security, I will say both firefox and chrome are pretty secure web browsers.
From my own experience in using internet browsers, previous version of internet explorer was the one that gave me
the most issues. Problems i faced includes browser hijack and script errors on websites when the webpages are
working perfectly fine in firefox and chrome.
However since the release of Internet explorer 8, problems have been reduced and the browser seems to much more
With refer to this post below,
The above 2 links refer to a hacking content called PWN2OWN which contestants hack into various operating systems
through internet browsers. The event took place at Mar 18 2009
If you are not into technical details. The results are as follows
Internet Explorer 8, Firefox and Safari are hacked into. With Google Chrome alone standing
Functionalities and Customization
In terms of functionalities and customization, firefox is at the top spot. Even though
Internet Explorer is catching up, it still pretty far away from the leader as firefox had much more
customized addon as compared to IE.
Addons or plugins are programs meant to provide additional features that the original browser does not have. Some
examples will be download accelerator, news report and weather watcher.
Chrome loses out on features. It serves to work as your basic internet browser without any addons. However, this is
the feature that make chrome safe.
Internet Browser Addons
Although addons give you additional features and functionalities, addon could be written by
hackers. By installing the addon written by hackers, you are basically welcoming hackers into your PC.
If you are just a casual web surfer who only wishes to surf the internet, chrome is strongly recommended.
However, if you prefer a customized browser which have almost everything yet is safe, firefox is the overall a
better browser for you.
I hope this article provides you with ample information about Windows-based internet browsers. As for the best
internet browsers? You decide yourself.
Useful links :
Download Internet Browsers
Firefox at http://www.firefox.com
Internet Explorer at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/default.aspx
Perform a search for Internet explorer and the download link will appear.
Google Chrome at http://www.google.com/chrome
Firefox addon at https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/
Internet Explorer Addon at http://www.ieaddons.com/en/