Web Browser Maintenance

A web browser is a piece of software that gives users the ability to access websites and web pages. These pages contain text, images and other information. This information is made available on the Internet. Web browsers work by fetching web pages from a web server using HTTP.

Verifying that your browser is updated and doesn't have any malicious extensions or plug-ins is important for browser security.

Google Chrome

How to check for updates
Click the Chrome Menu (three dots) on the browser toolbar.
Select Help , then About Google Chrome.
In the confirmation dialog that appears, follow the prompts to update and relaunch Google Chrome, if necessary.
Check Google Chrome Extensions
To check your Google Chrome Extensions, from the Chrome Menu (three dots) on the browser toolbar, select More Tools then Extensions. You can add, remove or turn off or on Extensions at this window. If you have questions or concerns about installed Extensions, or didn't intentionally install them, please contact the Technology Helpline.

Mozilla FireFox

How to check for updates
Windows without menus showing - From the FireFox menu - select Help - About FireFox.
Windows with Menus Showing - From the Help Menu select About FireFox.
Macintosh - From the FireFox menu - select About Firefox.
BrowserExtensions
From the FireFox Menu, select Add-ons.
In the Add-on Manager window select Extensions.
If you have questions or concerns about installed Extensions, or didn't intentionally install them, please contact the Technology Helpline.

Safari

How to check for updates
From the Safari Menu select About Safari
Browser Extensions
From the Safari Menu select Preferences and then click on the Extensions tab

Microsoft Edge

How to check for updates
Edge updates are included with other Windows Updates. To check if you have Windows update available, please visit Windows Update.
Browser Extensions
Edge does not support extensions.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

How to check for updates
Internet Explorer updates are included with other Windows Updates. To check if you have Windows updates available, please visit Windows Update.
Browser Extensions
Click on the Gear in the upper right and select Manage Add-ons.

Contact us

Please contact the Technology Helpline at 507-933-6111, or complete our contact form.