Update Your Browser

Get Safe Online recommends that for optimum safety and security when using the internet, you always run the latest version of your chosen browser that your operating system will support. You should also always download and install the latest updates to the browser you have loaded.

Updating to a newer version of your browser makes sense for increased security and a number of other reasons:

Better security

They provide superior protection against scams, viruses, Trojans, phishing attacks and other threats. They also resolve the security vulnerabilities present in your current browser.

Faster speed

Every newer generation of a browser improves the speed at which you can use the internet – loading websites you visit faster, and making the tasks you carry out on those websites faster too.

Better website compatibility

Websites using new technology to for their display and features, will look as they should and work better.

A better experience

New browser versions have better features and extensions and can be customised more to your preferences more easily, making your online experience more pleasurable.

Updating is easy, takes just a few minutes and is totally free.

Remember – installing the latest version of your browser alone is not sufficient to protect you from online threats. Have a look around our website for information and advice on how to stay safe in everything you do online.

If you use a business computer which is maintained by your IT admin function and you are unable to install a new browser, you may like to speak to IT admin about upgrading across the organisation.

Updating is easy. All you need to do is to click on the icon at the bottom of this page representing the browser you have installed, and this will take you to the original website. Alternatively, you may have been thinking about changing to a different browser altogether – for example from Internet Explorer to Firefox. Clicking on the icon for your chosen new browser will also enable you to do this quickly and easily.