Once you connect to the Internet, your computer becomes vulnerable to Internet attacks. If you are using Internet Explorer as your Web browser, it does include numerous features that can be used to help protect your computer against Internet attacks and harmful software such as viruses.
However, even though the Web browser includes these security features, your efforts to secure your computer may be futile if you don’t keep the system up-to-date with the latest security updates. This also includes keeping Internet Explorer up-to-date with the latest patches and hot fixes. The Web site for you to get security related information for Internet Explorer is at the Internet Explorer Security Area located here.