One who explores the internet. In times of yore the internet was small and self contained, with everyone knowing exactly where they wanted to go. As the internet expanded, internet explorers began to travel from site to site, following directions or 'hyperlinks' from native guides. Early explorations were limited by the shear difficulty of finding anything. Today the task of not being able to find anything is largely performed using asearch engine, and like many traditional crafts the role of Internet Explorer is slowly dieing out.
Internet explorers were not the most efficient way of travelling the internet, but in many cases were the only option available.
by robcraine September 23, 2005

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A simple Windows XP tool which allows the user to browse to Mozilla.com and download Firefox, a web browser.
As soon as I installed XP I opened Internet Explorer and grabbed the latest version of Firefox.
by supaDISC February 20, 2005

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One of the most amazing tools for downloading Firefox
I used Internet Explorer to download Firefox. One of the only uses of this crappy browser.
by SAlpsu December 16, 2004

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Microsoft's pre-installed, default internet browser for Windows. Has to be the worst browser on earth, because its only features are free viruses, automatic spyware downloads, and awesome security holes.

The best part about Internet Explorer is that it forced companies, such as Mozilla and Opera, to make their own browsers, which completely and utterly blow Internet Explorer out of the water.

Download Opera/Mozilla plz.
"Internet Explorer installed spyware on my machine again :\."
by ckybam May 06, 2004

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1) The greatest browser in the world. No other browser can download Mozilla FireFox like Internet Explorer.
1) As soon as I turned on my brand new Alienware PC, I fired up Internet Explorer so I could download Mozilla FireFox.
by Teh Food March 20, 2005

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The crappiest browser on earth. Comes complete with security holes, shitty standards support, and no features. A favorite of ignorant internet users everywhere.

Get Mozilla.
Internet Explorer is a steaming mound of poo.
by Ryan January 29, 2004

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A browser that while popular, has many security holes. It also has poor support of today's standards, and has a dangerous feature called ActiveX that can be used to install programs harmful to computers.
Still using Internet Explorer? I suggest switching to a Mozilla-based browser, Opera, or another alternate browser.
by GastonRabbit July 11, 2004

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Microsoft's attempt to dominate the Internet by integrating this poor excuse of a browser with every Windows OS, although this was deemed illegal, they made some bullshit up about it being a core part of Windows. So in the end, they integrated this POS into Windows.

IE is buggy, has many security holes, is slow, supports ActiveX so websites can install their XXX dialers on our systems, and finally, it's not standards compliant, so 80%+ web pages have sloppy HTML which doesn't work with standards compliant browsers, only IE. How convenient.
Internet Explorer is the most COMMON browser, but NOT the most popular.
by generic October 16, 2004

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