European Internet Explorer users invited to choose another browser

Graham Cluley
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Starting next week, European users of Internet Explorer may expect to see an invitation to choose an alternative browser for surfing the worldwide web.

As part of a settlement of a long-running anti-competition dispute with the European Union, Microsoft has agreed to display a list of alternative browsers to the millions of people who currently use Internet Explorer by default.

The first screen that Windows users will see is headlined “An important choice to make: your browser”, and is followed by a kiosk of alternative browser choices including Google Chrome, Safari, Opera and Firefox:

This is obviously a great opportunity for the non-Microsoft browsers to grow their marketshare – and it will be fascinating to see how many regular internet users are intrigued enough by the thought of an alternative way of surfing the web to try out a product other than Internet Explorer….

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the cybersecurity industry, having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Bluesky, or drop him an email.