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A browser that is best used for downloading other browsers, such as Chrome or Firefox.
(Guy reinstalls Windows on his PC)
Guy1: I have to open Internet Explorer to redownload Chrome
Guy2: Internet Explorer is best for downloading other browsers!
Guy1: Agreed
by MrDylanyay March 23, 2017
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the crapiest internet program and has only 1 purpose to get you to firefox.com and download it
FIRE FOX PWNES IE ITS a NEWBIE LOL LOZ ROFLMFAO HAHA JK JK
by poo faced April 25, 2005
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A spyware and adware deployment tool developed by Microsoft
Wtf, I just got pr0n out of no where using Internet Explorer!
by Amos Nusheg February 19, 2008
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a tool used for downloading a Web Browser such as Mozilla Firefox
* hey I used internet Explorer to get Firefox!

* but it crashed OVER 9000 times before it worked!

* i only got 256 viruses from it though!
by Drake9990 March 20, 2010
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A browser which people who don't know better, or are too stubborn to realise that the Internet Explorer rendering engine 'Trident' renders +80% of sites incorrectly due to very poor standards compliance, and are scared to admit defeat, or believe Microsoft is actually good at producing closed source applications, which no-one can see the source to.

Comes as part of Microsoft's flagship opersting system Windows and by default is extremely unsecure, and will allow any unsusuecting user to download dialers and many other system integrity threatening applications.

IE is the reason why I can charge companies more for developing websites so they work with IE as well as with FireFox, Opera, Mozilla, Konqueror and even the text based 'lynx' browser.

During benchmark testing, Internet Explorer takes longer to start on an AMD processor running at 1400Mhz, than popular open-source alternative FireFox, which has been optimized for use on systems running an AMD processor.
"I'm sorry, but Internet Explorer support will cost at least 50 pound extra, since I have to format all my code specially for it."

"Internet Explorer is bad because it uses a lot of proprietary HTML tags that only work in Internet Explorer in an attempt to make sites developed for Internet Explorer, not work with any other browser."

"Damn Internet Explorer and it's damned WMF exploit!"

"Internet Explorer is closed source, and developers cannot audit the code themselves to check for 'features' Microsoft have put in so they can gain users personal information. The 'WMF Exploit' was one of these 'features' that Microsoft put in to allow someone to execute code remotely on a victims PC."

"People who use Internet Explorer are most commonly people who don't know better"

"While all security issues found with FireFox have been fixed by any member or developer of the open-source community, Internet Explorer users must wait for a vulnerability to be classed as 'Critical' before Microsoft will actually do anything about it."
by An experienced developer June 28, 2006
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Internet Explorer is an insidious web browser that comes installed on Microsoft operating systems. It crashes all the time and then annoys you with prompts asking if you want to send error reports. It also has a lot of security vulnerabilities, and using it is the easiest way to get a virus, trojan, or other malware.

As if that weren't bad enough, Internet Explorer is so integrated into the system that removing it can cause major problems.
The only thing Internet Explorer is good for is downloading Firefox
by am529~ June 03, 2010
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