This is on the news quite heavily just recently but for those who are not already aware - it's advised that you don't use Internet Explorer. Apparently, a zero day exploit bug has been found making it possible for hackers to gain access to your system. This is particularly bad news for those who are also using windows XP as support has officially ended not long ago as well. It's best to upgrade XP (or use a Linux variant for free such as Ubunto) and just don't use IE until Microsoft as sorted out things as well. Good alternatives are Google Chrome or Firefox which can be downloaded for free : Chrome :Please Log In to view this link! Firefox :Please Log In to view this link!