Internet Explorer is to Start Upgrading Automatically

Good news IE lovers!

Finally, Microsoft had decided to perform an update to your IE web browser automatically unless you block it. What does this idea sounds like? Google Chrome! Google Chrome had been auto-updating the browser at the back and whenever you restart your browser, it automatically install the new version for you.

IE is now updating this way. So what is the good and bad of this sort of update? Well, the bad thing is, it is going to be difficult for certain web applications which specifically support IE6 or IE7 to adopt to this sort of update mechanism. Components like ActiveX that had been developed specifically for those older version of IE might not work well on the newer version especially IE9.

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As a result, it is not really good for IT developers. On top of that, they have to prepare their application to support newer version of IE from time to time. Microsoft did took care of those group of people and if you are totally against the auto-update thing, you can install the auto-update blocker into your PC.

What about regular Home user? You are not tied to any specific applications or what. The auto update can only bring benefit to you which is mainly, security. Having the most updated version on your computer means your IE had already patched all the vulnerabilities. After all, staying up to date is always part of my computer security tips which I had mentioned in my eBook.

If you have already given up IE and switched to Firefox or Chrome but still a IE fanboy, you can still give it another try now. But if you ask me, I’m always a big fan of Google Chrome and had been doing very well so far with Google Chrome in terms of security and user experience.

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  1. tan from customer service skills

    I am now using both FireFox and Google Chrome for different purpose. I personally don’t like IE due to too long waiting during launch the program.
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  2. Biaria says:

    Hi Alan,

    After being a IE fan for a long time, last year, and following my son’s advice, I switched to Google Chrome and I’m not going back now.

    At first it sounds like an excellent thing for any IE users – being able to have your browser authomaticaly updated – but from your post I can see that it can bring a certain number of problems. It’s a good thing that it has an easy solution, though: all that has to be done is block the auto-update, however I’m thinking about those people who know little or nothing about computers – they’re going to despair when they’re faced with the problems the auto-update will bring them.

    Oh, I discovered I won an ArcaVir 2012, thanks!

    Have a Happy New Year!

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