According to StatCounter, Google Chrome has overtaken Microsoft Internet Explorer to become the most used web browser worldwide. Chrome has only been ahead for a week, but it has been on the upswing for some time, while IE has been declining for years. The exact numbers put Chrome at 31.88% and Internet Explorer at 31.47%. Internet Explorer is still on top in many regions around the world, no doubt being boosted as the default web browser on Windows computers. I still make it a point to download Chrome as one of the first things to do after a new install.