For those running up-to-date versions of Microsoft Windows and Internet Explorer, browsing the Internet is safe. Microsoft released a patch on May 1, 2014, to update and amend identified security flaws in Internet Explorer. These flaws previously led some people to avoid Internet Explorer altogether.
To check the patch is installed, run Windows Update and install all recommended updates and add-ons. Alternatively, check the Update History under the Windows Update dialogue for update number KB2964358, which is the update that corrects the historic security flaws. To remove any security doubts, install an alternative browser, such as Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome, which the experts at Tom's Guide recommend for enhanced security.