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The browser bug was so severe the US and UK issued warnings. Surprisingly, Microsoft's fix brings an update to its outmoded XP software.
The latest flavor of Windows scored 5.4 percent of all Web traffic seen by Net Applications in July, up slightly from 5.1 in June.
Though Apple's iOS showed a dip in December among mobile browser users, it still grabbed more than half of the market, followed by Java ME in second place, according to NetApplications.
With a 46 percent market share, Windows XP still dominates the OS landscape, but Windows 7 keeps inching up, according to new data from NetApplications.
The 10-year-old operating system saw its market share drop in February but it still commands a leading 45 percent.
Internet Explorer used to be the laughing stock of the browser world, but Microsoft's browser is once again a force to be reckoned with thanks to improvements in speed, security, and standards compliance.
The new OS made a small gain in February from January's 2.3 percent, but it is still in fourth place behind the three top dogs: Windows 7, Windows XP, and Windows Vista.
It's gradually been losing ground, but Microsoft's 10-year-old operating system is still the most popular version of Windows with a 47 percent share of the market.
Internet Explorer 11 ships by default in Windows 8.1, and a developer preview of the browser for Windows 7 confirms that the older OS won't be left behind -- for now.
Microsoft's browser took home a 54 percent slice of the market in June, leaving Firefox and Chrome each with around 20 percent, says Net Applications.