QuickBooks Built-In Browser Replaces Internet Explorer
Ask the Accountant…
Question: I got an email from QuickBooks saying that there would be some kind of security risk because of a browser issue. What does that mean?
Answer: Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 has been the default browser for QuickBooks Desktop. Microsoft stopped its support of Internet Explorer on June 15, 2022, and QB is replacing it with their own new internal browser.
The new QB browser is fully supported, which means it is secure and protected against hacks and such. When software is no longer supported by its provider, the software is no longer updated, and much more vulnerable to hacks and such. Such is the case with MS Internet Explorer and why QB is taking this action.
For QB Desktop (Pro, Premier, and Enterprise) 2020, 2021 and 2022, make sure that your QB updates are up to date. Here is the path to do so: In QB > Help > Update QB Desktop > Update Now.
Also make sure that your “Automatic Update” is set to "on," and that you are updating rather than upgrading, which could put you into a much more expensive subscription product.
QuickBooks Premier and Enterprise can be modified to better serve ad specialty distributors. Harriet Gatter is a QuickBooks ProAdvisor, a former accounting professor and a former ad specialty distributor. She advises ad specialty distributors to use QuickBooks Premier and Enterprise, often in conjunction with other industry-specific software, to manage the complexities of the ad specialty business, with the results being time saved, errors eliminated and an overall accurate accounting of your business. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.