In IE7 and later, when the cache is cleared, the cache files are more reliably removed, and the file is overwritten with null bytes. Internet Explorer is fully configurable using Group Policy.
Administrators of Windows Server domains (for domain-joined computers) or the local computer can apply and enforce a variety of settings on computers that affect the user interface (such as disabling menu items and individual configuration options), as well as underlying security features such as downloading of files, zone configuration, per-site settings, Active X control behaviour and others.
Microsoft Edge, officially unveiled on January 21, 2015, has replaced Internet Explorer as the default browser on Windows 10.
Internet Explorer is still installed in Windows 10 in order to maintain compatibility with older websites and intranet sites that require Active X and other Microsoft legacy web technologies.
Prior to IE7, clearing the cache used to clear the index but the files themselves were not reliably removed, posing a potential security and privacy risk.On March 17, 2015, Microsoft announced that Microsoft Edge would replace Internet Explorer as the default browser on its Windows 10 devices (while support for older Windows has since been announced, as of 2019 The browser has been scrutinized throughout its development for use of third-party technology (such as the source code of Spyglass Mosaic, used without royalty in early versions) and security and privacy vulnerabilities, and the United States and the European Union have alleged that integration of Internet Explorer with Windows has been to the detriment of fair browser competition.Internet Explorer 1.5 was released several months later for Windows NT and added support for basic table rendering.These include the inner HTML property, which provides access to the HTML string within an element; the XMLHttp Request object, which allows the sending of HTTP request and receiving of HTTP response, and may be used to perform AJAX; and the design Mode attribute of the content Document object, which enables rich text editing of HTML documents.Some of these functionalities were not possible until the introduction of the W3C DOM methods.