Internet Explorer users who took an IQ test performed worse than users of other browsers, a new survey says.

In an attempt to highlight the relationship between choice of Web browser and one's cognitive abilities, Vancouver-based Web consulting company AptiQuant recently gave an IQ test to more than 100,000 people and monitored which browser was used, reports CNN.

Participants were voluntary, arriving at the company's Web site via various search engines. Subjects tested were from English-speaking countries, AptiQuant confirmed in its study.

Those who used sophisticated browsers like Opera scored "a little higher on an average than others," the company also noted.

Still, Internet Explorer is the most widely used browser in the world, with Firefox and Google Chrome not far behind, StatCounter reported in May.

Microsoft released its ninth version of Internet Explorer in March, with news that a tenth is already in development.