If your web browser (the software you use to access the internet) is out of date, you should either:

  • update it to the latest version
  • switch to a new browser

This will mean:

  • your computer will be more secure and less likely to be attacked
  • it’ll be faster to browse the internet
  • you’ll see more features on many websites

Your browser will often update automatically but you can also check for and install browser updates manually.

How to switch to a new browser

Choose a browser from the list below and follow the instructions for installing it.

For any computer (Windows, Mac, Linux)

You can use:

For Macs

You can also use Safari or Microsoft Edge.

For Windows

You can also use Microsoft Edge.

For mobile devices

You can get help:

Further help

Cyber Aware offers help and advice about upgrading your browser.

Updates to this page

Last updated 15 July 2021