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1995 (Microsoft Internet Explorer 1)

Internet Explorer 1.0 and 2.0 logo
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1995–1996 (Microsoft Internet Explorer 2)

Microsoft Internet Explorer 2 logo

1996–1997 (Microsoft Internet Explorer 3)

Internet Explorer 3 logo and wordmark

This is the first logo to include the famous IE logo.

1997–2006 (Microsoft Internet Explorer 4-6)

Internet Explorer 4 and 5 logo.svg

In Internet Explorer 5.0, the famous logo was now fully implemented everywhere. This logo is similar to the present logo, except for the design. Expect the easter egg on About screen. This logo is used as the IE6 "mshtml.dll" Desktop mode icon.

2001–2006 (Microsoft Internet Explorer 6)

Internet Explorer 6 logo
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2005 (Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 Beta)

IE7 Beta 1 icon
This was the original logo of Internet Explorer 7 during part of the beta phase before being changed in late 2005.

2006–2011 (Windows Internet Explorer 7-8)


Microsoft Internet Explorer was rebranded as Windows Internet Explorer during the release of Windows Vista. The icon has been overhauled to have a gold orbit instead of a blue one. This logo was used for IE7 and IE8. It was rebranded as Windows Internet Explorer due to the launch of Windows Live. As of today, IE 8 remains as the most popular browser along with IE 11.

2011–2017 (Windows Internet Explorer 9-11)


While the same elements are used, the IE9 logo is noticeably different from the IE8 logo. This logo is used as the IE10 and IE11 Desktop mode icon. [1][2] You can still find this logo on Windows 10 if you open a website in Edge, click open in internet explorer, right click in the taskbar and then click Pin to taskbar.

2011–2017 (Windows Phone Internet Explorer 9-11), 2012–2017 (Windows Internet Explorer 10-11)

Internet Explorer 10 logo

This logo is used for the Metro/Modern UI style version of Internet Explorer 10 and 11 on Windows 8.x and Windows RT. Also used on Windows Phone since Internet Explorer 9. Notice that this logo also looks a lot like the 1997 logo, which used to be flat 2D.

In Windows 10 Technical Preview Build 10049, The default browser was changed to IE's successor browser called Microsoft Edge. This logo is also no longer used in Windows 10.

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