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Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer 8 - Microsoft's legacy popular web browser.

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Internet Explorer 8 takes the Web experience beyond the page and introduces a new way to seamlessly experience the power of the Web whether you are A Web Developer writing to standards, or an end user discovering a new online service.

View any site with ease

Now you can quickly display websites that were designed for older browsers. If you are looking at a page and the text or images are not lined up right, just use the new Compatibility View button next to the Refresh button on the Address Bar.

Get things done faster with Accelerators

You're just a few mouse clicks away from driving directions, word translation, sharing your web discoveries with friends and more. Accelerators help you do the things you do all the time without having to open up a new window. So you can speed through everyday browsing tasks, like getting a map to a business address or forwarding a link to a friend.

Stay safer online

Browse with more confidence knowing Internet Explorer 8 helps protect you from evolving online threats right out of the box. The new SmartScreen filter and other built-in security features help you stay safe by protecting against deceptive and malicious websites which can compromise your data, privacy, and identity.


- Fast, safe, and easy. Internet Explorer 8 takes the web experience beyond the page for quicker and more reliable for browsing with peace of mind.
- Get things done without navigating to other websites.
- Browse and get things done quicker than ever.
- Stay more secure and browse with confidence.
- Now you can get more tasks done more quickly on the web. Accelerators provide instant access to information like maps, web searches, translations, email, blogging, and more. - Simply highlight a word or phrase on a page and discover a faster way to get the information you need.
- Web Slices put you in control of the information you care about most. Now you can subscribe to specific content within a page and monitor things like auction items, sports scores, entertainment columns, weather reports, and more. Add a Web Slice to your Favorites bar and the information you care about will automatically be delivered to you.

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Operating Systems
Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003
System Requirements
No additional system requirements.
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