Web browsers

A web browser is a piece of software (sometimes called an application) used by a computer to access information on the internet

There are 4 major web browsers

Wiki notes that a web browser (commonly referred to as a browser) is a software application for retrieving, presenting and traversing information resources on the World Wide Web. An information resource is identified by a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI/URL) and may be a web page, image, video or other piece of content.[1] Hyperlinks present in resources enable users easily to navigate their browsers to related resources.

Although browsers are primarily intended to use the World Wide Web, they can also be used to access information provided by web servers in private networks or files in file systems.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_browser