Web Browsers are software that allow you to view, save information about, and use web pages. Common web browsers include Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari and Opera. Keep your web browser software up to date for your computer to work well, for videos and sound file to play, and for computer security.
- Click the Menu button found at the top right corner of the screen.
- Click the question mark icon for Help .
- Select .
- The About Firefox window will open, displaying what version of Firefox you have. Firefox will begin checking for updates and downloading them automatically.
- When the updates are ready to be installed, click .
Important: If the update didn't start, didn't complete or there was some other problem, please download and install a fresh copy. Always make sure you download Mozilla Firefox from the mozilla.org website.
- Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
- Select Update Google Chrome.
- In the confirmation dialog that appears, click Restart. The browser saves your opened tabs and windows and reopens them automatically when it restarts. If you'd prefer not to restart right away, click Not now. The next time you restart your browser, the update will automatically be applied.
Windows 8 users: Make sure to close all Chrome windows and tabs on the desktop and Windows 8 app, then relaunch Chrome to apply the update.
Safari gets updated through Mac Operating System updates. See our Update your Mac Operating System article.
Internet Explorer gets updated through Windows Operating System updates. See our Update your Windows Operating System article.
The browser checks for updates at regular intervals. To do a manual check, select the menu item.
For security and to keep Opera up to date enable Auto-update. Select the menu item Security then Advanced Preferences.