Everyone who uses the Web – uses a browser. Whether you are shopping, reading, banking, researching, emailing or using social media – you access all of these web pages through a web browser. Without a browser you cannot view or interact with websites. If the version of the browser you use is old – you could be limiting your web experience. There are many reasons to upgrade your old browser and enhance your online viewing.
Firstly, old browsers are very slow. Every web page that loads in a browser has to perform a number of different tasks. One of those tasks is the process of loading different files. These files include images, programming scripts, and other resources that help improve the look and functionality of the website you’re visiting. Old browsers do not perform these tasks with the same speed as new browsers. This makes your experience on the web considerably slow and can sometimes cause your browser to crash or freeze.
Outdated browsers often can’t display new websites properly because their display capabilities are very limited. New browsers support new web technologies (like HTML5 and CSS3). These languages serve as a foundation for many websites today and for virtually all new websites and web apps. But unfortunately, many of these new websites will neither look nor function in the same way in old browsers like IE8.
Old browsers are less stable, and much more vulnerable to viruses, spyware, malware and other security issues. It goes without saying that these are big problems to be concerned about—especially for people who shop online.
Lastly, older browsers like IE7 and IE8 will not automatically notify you to update.
Newer browsers like Google Chrome will automatically update to the latest version or will notify you to download an update.
Updating your browser is free and won’t take long. So whatever you are doing on line – make the most of it by using a new and updated browser.