Change is in the air which means an industry icon, Internet Explorer, is no longer the default Windows browser.
On top of that, with Windows 10, Microsoft took the first step introducing Edge as a universal browser working on PCs and smartphones.
Microsoft Edge is in the process of taking over. Internet Explorer continues to be available in Windows 10 as a backup.
When it comes to security, though, Internet Explorer continues to be one of the most attacked applications around.
Along those lines, Microsoft patched 25 security flaws in the browser, 23 of which ended up labeled critical. The list of critical patches starts with MS15-112, a cumulative security update for Internet Explorer that patches a flaw that could allow an attacker to gain the same privileges as the logged-on user with the help of a malicious website. Users need to manually load the website in Internet Explorer on an unpatched system, so if you haven’t yet installed these updates, make sure to stay away from all links coming from unknown sources. All Internet Explorer versions are affected.
If you are like most users and have not patched yet, one of the most viable alternatives would be to download a different browser.