07/03/2013 16:31 | By Matt Farrington Smith, editor, MSN Tech

Reasons to upgrade to Internet Explorer 10

The latest version of Microsoft's popular browser has arrived on Windows 7

Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 (© Microsoft)

If you're running a Windows 7 PC you might be interested to know that you are now able to get your hands on the new version of Internet Explorer.

Discover why security, speed and touch are all reasons to upgrade your browser experience today.

Download Internet Explorer 10 for MSN and Bing

Designed for touch

Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) has been designed with touch in mind. It has been built from the ground up to take advantage of today's touchscreen technology and provides an experience that is both fast and intuitive.

Internet Explorer 10 uses multi-finger touch so you can do more than just pinch and zoom - perfect finger-sized tabs ensure that you're not all fingers and thumbs when it comes to browsing. Being touch first means you're encouraged to interact with your favourite websites and pages instead of just adopting traditional browsing methods. So if you’ve got a touch device you’ll experience the very best browsing experience possible.

More space to browse

When you're in front of your computer you want to be able to see your favourite websites, you don't want your screen to be taken up by all sorts of unnecessary gubbins. Luckily all of Internet Explorer 10's menus and settings are hidden from view by default.

Browse webpages faster

Browsing in Internet Explorer 10 is up to 20% faster than before. The new browser taps into your PCs video card (or GPU) to help take the strain off your processor and render graphics and text quicker.

In a recent study Internet Explorer 10 loaded webpages 8% faster than Chrome - try it out for yourself and see the difference.

If you're using a laptop there's more good news. Internet Explorer 10 is more efficient on mobile PCs - it can squeeze that extra bit of life out of your battery by carrying out less work.

Browse the web securely

Browsing the web with Internet Explorer 10 as your browser, protects you from nasties.

Internet Explorer 10 comes with built-in malware protection; it's been proven to block 40% more socially-engineered malware than Google's Chrome. It also employs SmartScreen technology to help keep your information safe from unscrupulous websites and prying eyes.

If you're really not keen on sharing your browsing habits with other websites, Internet Explorer 10 contains a Do Not Track feature that instructs them not to collect your data.

Download Internet Explorer 10 for MSN and Bing

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