How Can I Update My Web Browser?

By Chris Hoffman

Updates for web browsers are frequently released by all manufacturers. New web browser versions contain critical security updates, new features and web browsing speed increases. Update your web browser to the latest version using its update process to ensure the best online experience.

Update Microsoft Internet Explorer

Step 1

Open Microsoft's Internet Explorer website (see "Resources" section for link.)

Step 2

Download the latest version by clicking "Download" on the web page, clicking the link for your operating system, then clicking "Run" in the "File Download" window.

Step 3

Launch the installer by clicking "Run" in the "Security Warning" box once the download completes.

Step 4

Update Microsoft Internet Explorer to the latest version by navigating through the installer wizard. Select options in each screen, then click "Next."

Step 5

Restart your computer by clicking "Restart Now" when prompted.

Update Mozilla Firefox

Step 1

Click the "Help" menu at the top of the Mozilla Firefox window, then click "About."

Step 2

Click "Check for Updates" in the About window.

Step 3

Update Firefox by clicking "Get the New Version" in the "New Version Available" window if there is an update available.

Step 4

Restart Firefox once the update completes by clicking "Restart Firefox."

Update Google Chrome

Step 1

Open Google Chrome's Tools menu by clicking the wrench icon at the top-right of the Google Chrome window.

Step 2

Click "About Google Chrome" in the Tools menu.

Step 3

Update Chrome by clicking "Update" if there is an update available.

Step 4

Restart Google Chrome after the update completes by closing all Google Chrome windows, then opening Google Chrome again.

Tips & Warnings

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer receives security updates through Windows Update. Your Windows Update settings dictate whether you are prompted to download or the update is automatic.
  • Mozilla Firefox checks for updates by default and notifies you of them.
  • Google Chrome automatically updates itself.