Our goal is to make sure that Windows customers have the most up-to-date and safest browsing experience possible, with the best protections against malicious software such as malware.
For consumers, the safety benefits are one of the key reasons that the industry has been moving towards automatic updates as the norm.
Finally, future versions of IE will provide an option in the product for consumers to opt out of automatic upgrading.
It includes security enhancements such as smart-screen filters to minimize malware downloading, as well as an In Private feature that allows Internet browsing without saving a history.
“Automatic updates are a very good idea based on every piece of security research I’ve seen.
Keeping software up to date – particularly Web browsers – is critical for online security.
The Internet Explorer 8 and Internet Explorer 9 Automatic Update Blocker toolkits prevent automatic upgrades of IE for Windows customers who do not want them.
Of course, we firmly believe that IE9 is the most compelling browser for business customers, and we want them to make the decision to upgrade at their convenience.The Internet Explorer team’s balanced approach to helping people move to the latest version is a good idea.