We're always telling you how to stay safe online, while sharing the pros and cons of Web browsers like Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and others. These days, there's another big player in Web browsing.
If you haven't used it yet, Microsoft's new Edge browser is meant to replace Internet Explorer, which over the years has gotten sluggish from security patches, add-ons and such. In fact, we've been pretty impressed with Microsoft Edge for its clean look, ease of use and high level of security.
Internet Explorer had security problems thanks to old code, such as ActiveX, or third-party plug-ins that weren't automatically updated, such as Adobe Flash or Java, and it was too easy to install sketchy toolbars. Edge does away with the old bug-ridden code, integrates plug-ins like Flash so they're always up to date, and it ignores most third-party toolbars.
These days, Edge and Google Chrome may just be the most secure Web browsers available. Yet, neither is the browser that people perceive as being the most secure.