How Your Web Browser Works

Web Browsers

You may know the name of your web browser…. but many of us don’t know much more about it and PC HelpSoft would like to share some important thoughts.

Let’s start with the basics; you use a web browser to surf the internet. Some examples of popular web browsers include Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox. Each of these browsers has a different interface (or in simpler terms they look and function differently) but they all perform the same basic tasks. The main task of a browser is to find, display, and transfer information from the World Wide Web; each browser does this differently. Some people prefer the classic feel of Internet Explorer while others may prefer the minimalist approach of Chrome or the functionality of Firefox. Everyone has their own preferences when it comes to browsers. We recommend trying a couple to see what you prefer!

Typically, when you enter a web address ( in your browser, it triggers a command which is sent to a web server, which then transmits the site’s information to your web browser, which in turn displays the web page. What looks so simple when you press ‘enter’ is actually a complex series of information transfers!

It’s important to ensure you have the most up-to-date browser so that you can have the best web experience possible. Browsers are constantly receiving updates so that their users have a better time while surfing the web!

Take a look at to see which browser you’re using and whether it’s time for an update!

Internet Browser Comparison

Web Browser Comparison Chart

Note: You can view the full Top 10 Web Browser Review in PDF format created by



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