Need an alternative to Internet Explorer 8, 9 or 10?

IE is shutting down

Microsoft is no longer supporting Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10. This means that there will be no more bug fixes or security updates coming to these versions of Internet Explorer.

There are a few browser options that would help make sure you’re secure online once the updates stop coming for the older versions of Internet Explorer. Obviously, there’s one we’d recommend in particular …

5 reasons why Opera is a great alternative browser for Windows users

IE is shutting down

Opera is super fast.

Recently, Opera was named the fastest browser in an independent test by PC World. See the speed in action for yourself!

Opera keeps you safer online.

Opera makes sure you are protected from web threats. Moreover, once a new version is available, you get an automatic update with the latest security improvements and new features.

Opera looks great.

We believe that the way your browser looks like really matters. That’s why we hire legendary designers, who work on our elegant and refined interface. You can also add a bit of your own style by changing the browser theme.

Opera is easy to customize

You can choose from almost 2000 extensions to add additional features to the browser – for example, social-network notifications and sidebar notes among many more.


Something special …

Our browser features extras that you will find only in Opera, like the new Opera Turbo, which helps you browse faster even on slow networks and our redesigned news feed, which will bring you interesting articles straight to your start page.

How to import bookmarks and other settings

Migrating to Opera from another browser is really easy. When you run it for the first time, you’ll be prompted to automatically import your bookmarks and other settings from Internet Explorer.

How to make Opera the default browser on Windows

Here’s the quickest way to do it – open the Opera settings and hit the button Make Opera my default browser.

If you’re running Windows 10, you can find more detailed instructions in this blog post.

Are any of your friends still using earlier versions of Internet Explorer? Spread the word about our alternative solution for them to browse faster, easier and more securely. Opera for Windows has all you need to do more on the web.


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