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How to Update Your IE Browser

How to Update Your IE Browser

If it’s been awhile since you updated your browser, you may not be able to see some web pages correctly, and some websites will not work on older browsers. Our account maintenance and quote system, for instance, will not display correctly in Internet Explorer (IE) 8. Here is how to check the version of your IE browser and quickly update it.

If you prefer to continue using your existing browser, you can disable the SSL 3.0 Protocol and achieve the same results.

How to Check Your IE Browser Version

Not sure what version of Internet Explorer you’re using? Go ahead and check the version. While you’re at it, you may want to turn on automatic upgrades too.
  1. Open Internet Explorer by clicking on the Internet Explorer icon on your desktop or in your taskbar.
  2. When your browser has opened, click on Help in your tool bar (right below the URL address box).
  3. Click on About Internet Explorer. A pop-up will tell you the version of IE that you are currently running. If you’re running a version earlier than 11, read on to see how to update your IE browser.

How to Update Your IE Browser

  1. Click here to download Internet Explorer 11.
  2. Or, open Internet Explorer by clicking on the Internet Explorer icon on your desktop or in your taskbar.
  3. Click the Tools button (or click Help in the Menu bar), and then click Windows Update.
  4. Click Check for updates in the left hand panel. You will then see a message saying that important updates are available or that optional updates are available.
  5. Click on the important updates.
  6. Select the Internet Explorer updates that you want to install. The text for your IE update may say something like, “Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer # for Windows #.”
  7. After you have selected the updates you would like to install, click OK.
  8. Click Install Updates. You may need to restart your computer after the updates have been installed.

How to Stay Up to Date

Turn on automatic updates to make sure you’ve always got the latest version of Internet Explorer.
  1. Open Internet Explorer by clicking on the Internet Explorer icon on your desktop or in your taskbar.
  2. Click the Tools button (or click Help in the Menu bar), and then click About Internet Explorer.
  3. Select the Install new versions automatically check box, and then click Close.

How to Disable the SSL 3.0 Protocol

  1. Open Internet Explorer by clicking on the Internet Explorer icon on your desktop or in your taskbar.
  2. Click the Tools button (or click Help in the Menu bar), and then click Internet Options.
  3. Once Internet Options is open, click on the Advanced tab and under Settings, scroll down to the Security section.
  4. Under Security, find the Use SSL and Use TLS options.
  5. Uncheck Use SSL 3.0 and Use SSL 2.0.
  6. If not already selected, check Use TLS 1.0, Use TLS 1.1, and Use TLS 1.2.
  7. Click OK and then Apply.


 
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