How to check if the browser is up to date

The most used program on a PC is certainly the Web browser, the gateway to all content on the Internet.
Just this important role has made browsers the main targets for attackers and hackers, ready to exploit the flaws in the software to copy the user's personal data, passwords and browsing history (in addition to the bookmarks used).
To protect ourselves adequately we will have to update the web browsers we use frequently, so as to minimize the impact of bugs and exploits while browsing the web.
In this guide we will show you how to check if the web browser is updated to the latest version available and how to update it.
We will show you the procedure for all the most famous web browsers on PCs with Windows operating system, but many browsers are also compatible on Mac and GNU / Linux by presenting a similar update procedure.
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How to check for Microsoft Edge updates (Windows 10)
Microsoft Edge is the main web browser on Windows 10, launched to take the place of the mistreated Internet Explorer.
Microsoft Edge is a component of the operating system, so it updates itself together with the updates released for the system at regular intervals: there is no screen or menu to check, if we want to receive the latest version of Microsoft Edge we will only have to look in the Start menu the item Check for updates and start a search for system updates.

At the end of the installation of the updates we will always have the latest version of Microsoft Edge installed.
The most substantial updates for the Windows 10 integrated web browser often come with large updates (once a year), but security-related updates are released as soon as possible.
How to check for Internet Explorer updates
Internet Explorer is the old browser integrated into Windows and replaced in the latest version of the operating system by Edge, much faster and safer.
If we use a version of Windows older than 10 (Windows 7 or Windows 8.1) the browser to be controlled is Internet Explorer, but the latter is also present as an emergency browser inside Windows 10.
As for Edge Internet Explorer is updated together with the updates provided for the operating system, but it is possible to download and install the latest version of Internet Explorer from the link present here -> Internet Explorer .

We download the most recent version and integrate it on the operating system, where it will replace the version of Internet Explorer already present.

How to check for Google Chrome updates
If we use the Google Chrome browser to browse the Internet we are already sufficiently protected: the Google browser has an automatic update system, which checks at regular intervals and updates the browser in the background, so as not to disturb the user while sailing; the next time the browser is restarted, we will use the latest version available.
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Once the download is complete, simply restart the Google Chrome browser when prompted to use the latest updated version.
Still not using Google Chrome? We can download it from here -> Google Chrome .

How to check for Mozilla Firefox updates
If we use Mozilla Firefox as a browser to surf the Internet, we will be able to take advantage of the automatic update service, integrated into the system as a priority service so as to automatically have the browser always updated (just a restart to see the latest version installed and ready to use ).
Do we want to force the search for updates for Mozilla Firefox?
All we have to do is open the web browser, click on the menu at the top right in the shape of three horizontal lines and go to the Help menu -> About Firefox .
A window will open where the installed version will be shown and, if present, the available update will be downloaded immediately.

At the end of the download we will be asked to restart the browser to make the changes effective; every time Firefox is updated, a check is carried out on the plugins and extensions previously installed, so as to immediately detect incompatibilities or problems for the user's safety and privacy.
If we have not yet installed Mozilla Firefox on PC, we can do it from the link present here -> Mozilla Firefox .
How to check for Safari updates (Mac)
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We restart the system (if required) to make the changes effective.
While using the Mac we may run into a notification for the system update; we close all the programs we are using and click Restart to install the updates.

How to keep all browsers updated automatically
We don't have time to check if all web browsers on the system are properly updated "> SUMo.

Once installed we open the program and click Check to check if there are updates for web browsers and for any other program on the PC.
If we want to test other similar programs, I refer you to reading our dedicated guide, present below.
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