What Is Internet Explorer (IE)?

This section provides a quick introduction of Internet Explorer, a Web browsers developed by Microsoft and included as part of the Microsoft Windows operating system.

What Is Internet Explorer? Internet Explorer (IE) is a Web browsers developed by Microsoft and included as part of the Microsoft Windows operating system.

Internet Explorer was first released in 1995 and the latest version is 10:

Internet Explorer 10 released in 20012.
Internet Explorer 9 released in 20011.
Internet Explorer 8 released in 2009.
Internet Explorer 7 released in 2006.
Internet Explorer 6 released in 2001.
Internet Explorer 5 released in 1999.
Internet Explorer 4 released in 1997.
Internet Explorer 3 released in 1996.
Internet Explorer 2 released in 1995.
Internet Explorer 1 released in 1995.

Here is a screenshot of Internet Explorer 10:
Internet Explorer 10 - Screenshot

Last update: 2013.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction to Microsoft Windows

 Introduction to Windows Explorer

Introduction to Internet Explorer

What Is Internet Explorer (IE)?

 Installing Internet Explorer (IE) 10

 Deleting Browsing History in IE 10

 Settings on Browsing History in IE 10

 InPrivate Browsing Mode IE 10

 Enabling Tracking Protection Personalized List

 Examples of "Tracking Contents"

 ActiveX Filtering - Controlling ActiveX Controls

 ActiveX Filtering - Controlling ActiveX on Adobe Flash

 ActiveX Filtering - Controlling ActiveX on Silverlight

 Enabling Pop-up Blocker

 Disabling SmartScreen Filter

 "Paint" Program and Computer Graphics

 GIMP - GNU Image Manipulation Program

 JPEG Image File Format Quality and Size

 GIF Image File Format and Transparent Background

 "WinZip" - ZIP File Compression Tool

 "WinRAR" - RAR and ZIP File Compression Tool

 FTP Server, Client and Commands

 "FileZilla" - Free FTP Client and Server

 Web Server Log Files and Analysis Tool - "Analog"

 Spyware Adware Detection and Removal

 IE Addon Program Listing and Removal

 Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal

 Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal

 VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll) - Description and Removal

 Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal

 Setting Up and Using Crossover Cable Network

 Home Network Gateway - DSL Modem/Wireless Router

 Windows Task Manager - The System Performance Tool

 "tasklist" Command Line Tool to List Process Information

 "msconfig" - System Configuration Tool

 Configuring and Managing System Services

 Windows Registry Key and Value Management Tools

 Startup Programs Removal for Better System Performance

 Winsock - Windows Sockets API

 Java on Windows

 Glossary of Terms

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

 PDF Printing Version