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.