Internet Explorer is a free web browser, commonly called IE or MSIE, that allows users to view web pages on the internet. It is also used to access online banking, online marketing over the internet, listen to and watch streaming videos, and many more. It was introduced by Microsoft in 1995. It was produced in response to the first geographical browser, Netscape Navigator.
Microsoft Internet Explorer was a more popular web browser for many years from 1999 to 2012 as it surpassed the Netscape Navigator during this time. It includes network file sharing, several internet connections, active Scripting, and security settings. It also provides other features such as:
Versions of Internet Explorer
All 11 versions of Internet Explorer were released in many years. The last IE11 web browser was introduced in 2013. At that time, Microsoft has introduced versions of Internet Explorer for Unix machines and for Mac OS X operating system, but those versions were discontinued as well. The below table contains all versions of IE and release date:
History of Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer web browser was first released on 16 August 1995 by Microsoft. The initial version of IE was 1.0, and it came with Microsoft Windows 95.
The IE version 2 was introduced in November 1995, which provided support for secure sockets layer (SSL) encryption and cookies.
The last version of IE11 was released in 2013. With the release of Windows 10 in 2015, it was replaced by the Microsoft Edge as a default browser in Windows.
How to install and uninstall Internet Explorer browser
Although the Internet Explorer comes by default with Microsoft Windows operating systems and it has been replaced by the Microsoft Edge browser from Windows 10. Furthermore, you can install and uninstall it from your computer by following the below steps: