Internet Explorer is the default internet browser which is installed on Windows operating systems. So if you are using Windows XP, Windows 7, or Windows 8.1 – the chance is very high that you are using the Internet Explorer as your default browser to surf the internet.
Internet explorer is actively being targeted by cybercriminals and hackers as it contains bugs which allow the hacker or cybercriminal to exploit in order to gain access to the device which is being used.
The database which keeps records of vulnerabilities, has noted down ‘641‘ vulnerabilities alone for Internet Explorer.
So if you are using Internet Explorer, I strongly urge you to download Chrome or Firefox, which contain less vulnerabilities and are not targeted by cybercriminals as they do on Internet Explorer.