It's no secret that Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser is widely regarded as the least secure browser in the market. Our own experts recommend not using it, if you want to keep your PC and your e-mail secure. Perhaps as a result, global use of IE slipped slightly more than half a percent in April, dropping market share to below 60%, according to Web analytics firm Net Applications.

The downward trend has been consistent over the last year, as IE lost nearly seven percentage points of market share in 2009.

Apple's Safari achieved a market share of 4.72 percent in April, an average growth of 0.07 percent from March. Nearly a year ago, Chrome's share was 2.4 percent and Safari had the higher market share with 3.79 percent but, after steady gains by both browsers since then, Chrome has outstripped Safari's share.

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