The crappiest browser on earth. Comes complete with security holes, shitty standards support, and no features. A favorite of ignorant internet users everywhere.
Internet Explorer is a steaming mound of poo.
A popular web browser by Microsoft based on NSCA Mosaic.
A browser, that, while at first sight might appear open to spyware, will be just as resiliant as alternatives such as Mozilla
if you take the time to secure it correctly.
As a stubborn IE user, I have not recieved one piece of spyware on this machine yet.
Microsoft's internet browser included with Windows systems. Faster at loading up than other browsers like Firefox and Netscape which take fucking ages. As an internet browser, it works and does its job.
Can be insecure with its default settings, but tieing them down virtually eliminates some, if not all of the security problems that people complain about. Unfortunately the reputation for spyware comes from dumb users who download shite like smiley central or are dumb enough to "YES" or "OK" to everything that pops up on screen.
Bashed by geeky open source zealots and Mozilla anoraks frequently who often over-exaggerate the truth in order to push their alternative.
IE is safe if you tie down its default security settings. I have NEVER had any malicious programs install automatically.