But on top of that, IE 11 is now the only secure Internet Explorer browser left.This means Microsoft will stop fixing any problems on older versions of Internet Explorer, leaving you open to malicious attacks. It looks just like Internet Explorer 9 and 10 If you’re worried about not knowing how to use IE 11 if you upgrade, don’t be - the interface is the same as that of Internet Explorer 9 and 10.And it gives much more space for web pages than many other web browsers, too. It’s faster at displaying web pages Speed is an often-overlooked aspect of web browser performance, but as web pages become more complex, shaving seconds off the time it takes to download and display them makes for a much smoother online experience.

Internet Explorer also exploits the power of your PC’s graphics card to help display graphics-intensive web pages; you can test this yourself using any browser at Microsoft’s ‘Etch Mark’ test.

BT recently performed some tests and found IE 11 to be significantly faster – loading pages an average of two seconds faster. It knows what you’ll click next When you open a web page, IE 11 tries to predict the link you’ll click next and loads it automatically in a hidden tab.

Then, if you do click it, the page appears to load instantly.

Although they still support them with patches, eventually they will put them to rest for good – a move which Microsoft is taking with Internet Explorer.

From January 12, the company will no longer support older versions of Internet Explorer, meaning you’ll need to download the latest version, Internet Explorer 11, to keep your computer safe – find out what it means for you here.

But if you still need convincing it’s the right thing to do, read on… It’s the only secure version of Internet Explorer left Security is another area regarded as a weak point for Internet Explorer but that’s been fixed in recent versions.

The verdict is that IE 11 is one of the most secure browsers available, particularly when it comes to detecting phishing sites, so it gives extra peace of mind against online scams.

It’s only natural to want to hang onto something familiar for as long as possible, but when it comes to web browsers, that’s generally a bad idea.

Web browsers are updated regularly, but not just to add new features.