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Posted by howdy (+4944) 8 years ago
My browser is IE 8 and I keep getting these popups that are saying I need to buy the next one IE 9....Why and is it a good one ? Didn't know that my browser or whatever you call it was out of date...I checked and it said I had IE 10....I am really confused...Thank You...or maybe they mean Windows 9 as I have Windows 8? I get Windows and IE mixed up I guess...Pardon me but I am a really old lady with memory problems...

[This message has been edited by howdy (10/26/2013)]
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Posted by MilesCity.com Webmaster (+10001) 8 years ago
You never need to buy IE, it's free. It's included with Windows and updates automatically through Windows Update. I doubt you have IE8, which is horribly old and outdated. I assume something is telling you that incorrectly (perhaps a website or malware).
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Posted by howdy (+4944) 8 years ago
OK, I looked and I have windows 8...is that one OK or should I update?
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Posted by Brandon Loomis (+96) 8 years ago
Best thing to do is download Google Chrome or Firefox and forget that IE even exists. I usually use firefox but only because it's been around longer and a hard habit to break.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+17333) 8 years ago
I agree with Brandon. Download Chrome and/or Firefox (I use both).
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14950) 8 years ago
Howdy: Windows 8 comes with IE 10. You shouldn't need to do anything other than maybe turn on a popup blocker. I'd ignore the messages that are popping up.

I haven't used IE 10 so can't say how it compares, but I use chrome on my PC at work, (much to the dislike of our corporate IT people) and it works really well. I am planning on being in the neighborhood to see my mom on Sunday and could stop and help you out if you would like. You know how to get a hold of me.
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Posted by mckee (+389) 8 years ago
I have windows 7 and am asked to change to chrome. Is it free?
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Posted by Hannah Nash (+2495) 8 years ago
Pop-ups like these can signal a Malware infection. I would recommend running a free Malware Scan program (like Spybot Search & Destroy) to make sure you aren't infected.

And reiterate what everyone has suggested: use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.
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