Internet Explorer for Windows

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  • In English
  • V
  • 3.8


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Xavier Slim
Xavier SlimUpdated a month ago

An excellent version of Internet Explorer for Windows Vista.

Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) represented a turning point in Microsoft browsers, exponentially modernizing the preinstalled software in Windows Vista. With a completely revamped interface and based on all the innovations introduced in Windows 7, Internet Explorer 9 offered a browsing experience that was fast, intuitive, and secure at the time. With rivals like Chrome, Opera, and Firefox, Microsoft's software arrived in Vista determined to regain ground as the favorite browser of users worldwide. Replaced today by Edge, Internet Explorer 9 is still remembered as a must-download for all Vista users. Would you like to know why?

A clear and minimalist interface

Internet Explorer 9 had a much more modern and minimalist user interface than its previous versions. It eliminated unnecessary bars, thus increasing the display space and improving the web browsing experience. Its menu stopped being a complicated maze of options to simply consolidate all its content within its iconic gear icon. This way, the user was able to focus more on the visited web page than on a cluttered and baroque interface, full of unnecessary bars and options.

Fast and secure browsing, without affecting your PC's performance

IE9 represented a strong change compared to previous versions of the browser, especially in terms of its stability, speed, and performance. It introduced hardware acceleration by using the computer's GPU, allowing graphics and animations to load and move much faster and smoother. In addition, the browser optimized its use of JavaScript, improving the speed of menus and loading of advanced web applications.

Another remarkable factor of Internet Explorer 9 is its compatibility with emerging web standards, such as HTML5, SVG, and CSS3. This way, the browser stood out for its compatibility with all types of web pages, offering a stable and also smooth experience even on the most modern websites.

Finally, it is also worth mentioning how IE9 for Vista placed special emphasis on the privacy and security of users. The browser incorporated the SmartScreen filter for the first time, designed to protect users from insecure connections, malicious websites, and possible phishing attacks.

Laying the foundations for Edge

Although it is now outdated software, Internet Explorer for Windows Vista (32-bit) laid the foundations for Microsoft's future browsers. Its improvements in terms of interface, speed, and stability represented a 180-degree turn, reviving what was then a discontinued browser. In addition, its new features to enhance user productivity, such as the ability to pin bookmarks or create page lists from the browser's taskbar, were warmly welcomed by its users. To this day, we can still see the legacy of IE9 in Microsoft's default browser, Edge.

A facelift for the classic Microsoft browser

Internet Explorer 9 for Windows Vista (32-bit) is, as of today, an outdated browser and replaced by Edge. However, it was a crucial update that, by improving the user browsing experience, laid the foundation for many of the features we see in Microsoft software today. However, since it no longer has the support of Silicon Valley, it is advisable to opt for more secure options such as Chrome, Firefox, Edge, or Brave.


  • Much better than Vista's default browser.
  • Clear and minimalist interface.
  • Compatible with HTML5, SVG, and CSS3.
  • Includes SmartScreen security filter.
  • Fast and smooth navigation.


  • Outdated.
  • <span>Ya no cuenta con el soporte de Microsoft.</span>The English translation for this sentence with the HTML tags is:<span>No longer has Microsoft support.</span>
  • No <b>protege</b> de las nuevas amenazas de Internet.

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Internet Explorer for PC

  • Free

  • In English
  • V
  • 3.8


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