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    Updates - Install Internet Explorer 11 updates if not used?

    Is it necessary to install those updates that concern IE 11 even tho I don't use IE11? I read somewhere that it IS necessary because other aspects of Windows do us IE 11. True? Thanks

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    The general rule is that if you have something installed that is subject to security updates, then you should keep it updated.

    There are some who don't use IE, turn it off in Programs and Features/Turn Windows features on or off which will normally reinstate when its box is rechecked, but if you don't have a spare browser to the one you are using and IE 11 doesn't reinstate - then you could have problems if it doesn't offer in Windows Updates.

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    Yes, always update. And it's free, so there's no reason not to, really.

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    Since IE is largely integrated into the OS, then by all means yes, update it.
    Even if you don't use it, an exploit in IE will possibly have implications for the overall OS.
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