How do I update my browser?

Internet browsersKeeping your Internet browser up to date is very important because of all the potential security vulnerabilities that may exist with older versions and to make sure your browser properly supports all web pages. This document covers all the steps required in keeping your browser up to date.

Note: In addition to updating your browser it is also important to update any plug-ins, extensions, or other add-ons you may have installed. Use the System Information script to determine all plug-ins installed, and if they are up to date.

Updating Internet Explorer
Updating Chrome
Updating Firefox
Updating Opera

Internet ExplorerUpdating Internet Explorer

Microsoft updates Microsoft Internet Explorer with its Windows update feature. As long as you're installing all of the latest updates from Microsoft you should be running the latest version of Internet Explorer.

ChromeUpdating Chrome

Google Chrome will update automatically as updates are released to the public. When updates are available they'll appear on the "Menu" Chrome Menu button icon. You can also check to see if you're running the latest version of Chrome by clicking on the Menu icon and then clicking About. If Chrome is up to date, it displays a check mark with a notice mentioning you are up to date.

Alternatively you can enter the below address into the Omnibox to display the about Google Chrome screen with update information and links.

chrome://chrome/

FirefoxUpdating Firefox

Mozilla Firefox will automatically download updates and prompt you when updates are available to install. To determine if the Firefox browser is up to date open the About box by clicking Help in the File menu. If you don't see the File menu press the Alt key. In the Help menu click About Firefox to display the About Mozilla Firefox box. If the latest version of Firefox is installed, you will see a "Firefox is up to date" message in the about box. Otherwise, you'll have an option to download the latest update.

OperaUpdating Opera

Click the Opera icon in the top left corner of the window, click Help, and then choose the option to Check for Updates. If updates are available, you'll have the option to install the updates now or at a later time.

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