Internet Explorer Alternatives for Windows

    There are many alternatives to Internet Explorer for Windows and since it's discontinued a lot of people are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative is Mozilla Firefox, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Internet Explorer and loads of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Internet Explorer are Google Chrome (Free), Vivaldi (Free), Opera (Free) and Chromium (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 23, 2021

    1. A free and open source web browser descended from the Mozilla Application Suite. Firefox is highly extensible, with thousands of third-party add-ons available.
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      Mozilla Firefox vs Internet Explorer opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Mozilla Firefox is a great alternative to Internet Explorer.
      Buster_Blue More features, more customizable, more platforms, and open source.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

      Open Source and Respects Privacy.
      Positive comment about 6 years ago

      mozilla uses a ton of ram, internet explorer really doesnt
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

      On android it is a little slow
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

    2. A free web browser developed by Google from the open source Chromium project with a focus on speed and minimalism.
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      Google Chrome vs Internet Explorer opinions
      Most users think Google Chrome is a great alternative to Internet Explorer.
      IE sucks while Chrome is fast. Chrome is even better than IE.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago


    3. Vivaldi is extremely customizable, presenting a wide range of settings and built-in features designed to put the user in control. Its Chromium-based engine makes it fast and compatible with most Chrome extensions, and Vivaldi removes the code that tracks users from it.
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      Most users think Vivaldi is a great alternative to Internet Explorer.
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      Opera is an innovative browser that focus on implementing new technologies without dropping simplicity and ease of use, speed and security; supporting and contributing to open web standards.
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      Almost everyone thinks Opera is a great alternative to Internet Explorer.
    4. Chromium is an open-source browser project that aims to build a safer, faster, and more stable way for all users to experience the web. An unofficial portable version of Chromium is available here: Windows binaries are available at:...
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      Chromium vs Internet Explorer opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Chromium is a great alternative to Internet Explorer.
      North444 Make a switch from a browser that is about to die to an open source and privacy protecting alternative. I believe it is a good choice for those who still use IE.
      Positive comment 4 months ago


    5. Waterfox is a high performance browser based on the Mozilla platform. Made specifically for 64-Bit systems, Waterfox has one thing in mind: speed. What makes Waterfox so fast?
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      Most users think Waterfox is a great alternative to Internet Explorer.
    6. Pale Moon is an Open Source, Goanna-based web browser available for Microsoft Windows and Linux (with other operating systems in development), focusing on efficiency and customization. Make sure to get the most out of your browser!.
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      Almost everyone thinks Pale Moon is a great alternative to Internet Explorer.
    7. Rebuilt from the ground up using Chromium, the new Microsoft Edge brings you world-class compatibility and performance, the security and privacy you deserve, and new features designed to bring you the best of the web.
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      Microsoft Edge vs Internet Explorer opinions
      Some users think Microsoft Edge is a great alternative to Internet Explorer, some don't.
      There is no add-on support and is too tied into the operating system.
      Negative comment about 5 years ago

      Emiran Internet Explorer Is Dying And You Should Replace It With Microsoft Edge, It's The Fastest Browser, Stronger Privacy, And Good Performance.
      Positive comment 8 months ago

    8. Firefox Developer Edition brings you latest features, fast performance, and the development tools you need to build for the open web. Its powerful development tools will extend your ability to work across multiple platforms from one place.
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    9. Firefox Nightly is the development (alpha) release channel of Mozilla Firefox . Firefox Nightly gets a new version every few hours. It offers access to bleeding edge features of the development branch of Firefox before they make a final release.
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