Internet browsers are used to access content on the web. A web browser, or simply ‘browser’ is software that displays individual web pages, images, and video identified by a distinct URL. The most common web browsers are Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Edge.
Note that a web browser is not the same thing as a search engine, though the two are often confused. For users, a search engine is just a website, such as altavista.com, that stores searchable data about other websites. In order to reach those websites the user needs to have a web browser installed on their device.