A Web browser that made its debut in 1995 as Microsoft's response to Netscape, one of the first graphical-based Web browsers and, at the time, the dominant browser in use with control of over 90 percent of the market.
Initially called Microsoft Internet Explorer (MSIE), Internet Explorer (IE) has long held the title of most popular browser in use, despite strong competition from the likes of Mozilla Firefox, Apple's Safari, Opera and Google Chrome.
See What Do Temporary Internet Files Do? in the Did You Know... section of Webopedia.
See Internet Explorer 9: A Closer Look at What's New in IE9 on WinPlanet.
See also How to Deal With Pop-Ups in the Did You Know... section of Webopedia.
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