Internet Explorer 9 9.0.8112.16421 Final
The interface has an extremely clean and cool look, offering users a considerably larger browsing space than Microsoft used to in previous versions. What pops out the most is the new frame, which is probably the slimmest one a browser has ever seen. Navigation is simplified and all the features are gathered in a few buttons.
The graphic capabilities of Internet Explorer 9 result in a smooth web browsing experience; websites are more responsive, the colors are true and high definition videos can be finally watched the way they were meant to be.
Tabs can be moved by drag-and-dropping, and if you move one to the edge of the screen, it will perfectly fit on half of it (similar to the Office tools). When a new tab is launched, you will be able to see thumbnails of the recently visited websites (similar to Chrome), reopen closed tabs, reopen the last session, or trigger Private browsing (launches an anonymous browsing session).
Pinned tabs and security tools
Internet Explorer has also evolved in terms of security too. The SmartScreen filter protects you from malicious advertisements, social threats and suspicious e-banking operations. This feature also works with the new Download Manager, a section where downloaded files are kept and scanned for suspicious content.
An overall efficient web browser
All in all, we applaud Microsoft for Internet Explorer 9. Huge and marvelous improvements were made, resulting in a browser that can actually be considered competition.
Reviewed by Elena Opris, last updated on July 11th, 2014
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