QuickBooks built-in browser replaces Internet Explorer
Ask the accountant…
Question: I received an email from QuickBooks saying there would be some sort of security risk due to a browser issue. What does that mean?
Answer: Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 is the default browser for QuickBooks Desktop. Microsoft ended its support for Internet Explorer on June 15, 2022, and QB is replacing it with its own new internal browser.
The new QB Browser is fully supported which means it is secure and protected from hacks and the like. When the software is no longer supported by its vendor, the software is no longer updated and much more vulnerable to hacks and the like. Such is the case with MS Internet Explorer and why QB is taking this step.
For QB Desktop (Pro, Premier and Enterprise) 2020, 2021 and 2022, make sure your QB updates are up to date. Here is the way to do it: In QB > Help > Update QB Desktop > Update now.
Also make sure your “Auto Update” is set to “on” and that you are update rather than Upgradewhich could land you in a much more expensive subscription product.
QuickBooks Premier and Enterprise can be modified to better serve specialist advertising distributors. Harriet Gatter is a QuickBooks professional advisor, former accounting professor and former advertising distributor. She advises advertising distributors to use QuickBooks Premier and Enterprise, often in conjunction with other industry-specific software, to manage the complexities of the advertising business, saving time , errors eliminated and an accurate overall accounting of your business. Contact her at [email protected]