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Internet Explorer 9 icon Internet Explorer 9 comes bundled with several improvements that include clean interface, private browsing sessions, pinned tabs, and filter protection against malicious threats

The long awaited Internet Explorer 9 follows its predecessors with pride and brings various improvements in speed and engine. Its new looks, together with the newly introduced graphics and hardware acceleration makes the competition in the browser market more fierce than ever.

Clean interface

The interface has an extremely clean and cool look, offering users a considerably larger browsing space than Microsoft used to in previous versions. What pops out the most is the new frame, which is probably the slimmest one a browser has ever seen. Navigation is simplified and all the features are gathered in a few buttons.

Key features

The graphic capabilities of Internet Explorer 9 result in a smooth web browsing experience; websites are more responsive, the colors are true and high definition videos can be finally watched the way they were meant to be.

Tabs can be moved by drag-and-dropping, and if you move one to the edge of the screen, it will perfectly fit on half of it (similar to the Office tools). When a new tab is launched, you will be able to see thumbnails of the recently visited websites (similar to Chrome), reopen closed tabs, reopen the last session, or trigger Private browsing (launches an anonymous browsing session).

Pinned tabs and security tools

In addition, IE9 comes with HTML 5 support, a new JavaScript engine (i.e. Chakra), and the address bar is combined with the search toolbar. Windows 7 users get a special feature: websites can be pinned to the taskbar by simply dragging the URL.

Internet Explorer has also evolved in terms of security too. The SmartScreen filter protects you from malicious advertisements, social threats and suspicious e-banking operations. This feature also works with the new Download Manager, a section where downloaded files are kept and scanned for suspicious content.

An overall efficient web browser

All in all, we applaud Microsoft for Internet Explorer 9. Huge and marvelous improvements were made, resulting in a browser that can actually be considered competition.

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Internet Explorer 9 was reviewed by Elena Opris
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Internet Explorer 9 Final 9.0.8112.16421

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  runs on:
Windows 2008
Windows 7 32/64 bit
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  developer:
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