Web Browsers: Update Browsers & Manage Add-ons

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Keep Web Browsers Up-to-Date

Most Web Browser Updates address Security Vulnerabilities and Critical Issues that NEED to be resolved.  It is VERY IMPORTANT that these are kept up-to-date.  These instructions will show How to keep your Web Browser updated.

Google Chrome logo


1. Open the Google Chrome web browser.
2. Click the ellipses menu icon, located in the top right corner.
3. Click About Google Chrome, located toward the bottom of the drop-down list.
4. If the version of Chrome that you are running is current, the message will read Google Chrome is up to date (Version Number).


Firefox logo


1. Open the Mozilla Firefox web browser.
2. Click the three bar menu button, located in the top right corner.
3. Click Help at the bottom, then click About Firefox at the right sidebar.
4. If the version of Firefox that you are running is current, the message will read Firefox is up to date.


Safari logo


1. Open the Apple Safari web browser.
2. Click the gear icon, located in the top right corner.
3. Click About Safari, located at the bottom, the last choice.
4. If the version of Safari that you are running is current, it will appear as it does in the detailed instructions. View Apple supported downloads and recommended versions.

Internet Explorer Logo


1. Click the Start button, then click Control Panel.
2. Click System and Security.
3. Click Windows Update.
4. If the version of Internet Explorer is current, it will appear as it does in the detailed instructions.

microsoft edge logo


1. Click the Start button, then click the Settings gear.
2. Click Update & Security.
3. If the version is current, it will read Windows is up to date.


Managing Add-ons (Plugins and Extensions)

Certain Web Browsers, including Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer allow the installation of Add-ons.  Add-ons are 3rd party programs or pieces of code that expand the functionality, add custom features, and improve the usability of the web browser.

Add-ons (Plugins and Extensions), like the Web Browser on which it is installed, also need to be managed and kept up-to-date.  Most Add-on Updates address Security Vulnerabilities and Critical Issues that NEED to be resolved.  It is VERY IMPORTANT that these are kept up-to-date.  These instructions show How to manage and update Web Browser Add-ons.    

**  We STRONGLY RECOMMEND  that you Remove or Disable ALL Add-ons that you NO LONGER NEED.  **  

Select your Browser:

Google Chrome logo


1. Open Google Chrome.
2. Click on the ellipses menu icon, located in the top right corner of the browser.
3. Click Settings.
4. Hover over the More Tools option, then click Extensions.
5. Select to put a Check in the box next to Developer mode, located in the upper-right.
6. Click the Update extensions now button.


Firefox logo


1. Open the Firefox Menu at the top right corner, then click Add-Ons.
2. Click on the gear icon and then click Check for Updates.


Internet Explorer icon


1. Open Internet Explorer.
2. Click the Gear icon, located in the upper-right corner.
3. Click Settings.
4. Click the Programs tab.
5. Click the Manage add-ons button.
6. Click Toolbars and Extensions, located on the left under Add-on Types.
7. Select the Add-on that you want to disable.
8. Click the Disable button, located on the bottom right. 

PLEASE NOTE: Microsoft Edge does not support Add-ons and Extensions.

9/11/2020 5:53:41 PM