Updating Your Browser
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Your web browser is that application you use to surf the internet – even if nobody seems to use that term anymore. Your specific browser is probably one of the most popular five: Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Opera, or Safari (if you're a Mac user).
Every couple of years new versions of these applications are released, making them faster and more secure than before. So it's always beneficial to use the latest version. The good news is that just like your current version, the update is free and pretty easy to install.
Exactly what you need to do depends on which browser you use, but you should find an Update option in the About section of the browser's Options, Settings or Help menu. You can also search online for the browser's official website and get the latest version from there, or visit www.browsehappy.com for quick links to these sites.
Once you've selected Update, you'll need to follow the onscreen instructions to install the new version. If you're using a computer at work, you may need password authorization from the IT administrator.
If you're still not convinced that updating your browser is worthwhile, here's another compelling reason. A lot of new websites are no longer designed with older browsers in mind, so they may not be fully compatible with your version. In fact, sites using the latest technology may not be viewable at all.
Don't forget that browser updates also make your internet experience more secure. New versions usually include fixes for security weaknesses that have been targeted by hackers. It's a good idea to set your browser to automatically check for updates, as minor ones are frequently released that deal with security concerns. You can usually find this choice in your browser's Settings or Options. See below for an example.