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IE Wins Malware-Blocking Tests

The in-house reputation system used in Internet Explorer 8 and 9 is markedly superior at blocking social-engineering attacks than the Google equivalent used by Chrome, Firefox, Apple's Safari, an independent test by NSS Labs has found.

Rating the browsers against a sample set of European malware URLs over 19 days in April, IE 8 achieved a mean block rate of 90 percent, leaving Chrome 10, Firefox 4 and Safari 5 in the dust on 13 percent each. Opera, which uses technology from antivirus company AVG, came in last on 5 percent.

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Re: IE Wins Malware-Blocking Tests

how can we trust a report funded by microsoft?

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Re: IE Wins Malware-Blocking Tests

Where did you get that MS funded it?

 

From the NSS PDF:

 

4.4 ABOUT THIS TEST
This report was produced as part of NSS Labs’ independent testing information services.
Leading vendors were invited to participate fully at no cost, and NSS Labs received no
vendor funding to produce this report.

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Re: IE Wins Malware-Blocking Tests

IE is really nice this time around, and IE10PP looks like it'll bring some neat new standards (the setImmediate demo was particularly impressive) to the table.

I use IE9 alongside Firefox Nightly, which is only a smidgen slower because of my boatload of addons.

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W550s: 5600U, K620M at 1164/1281, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 3K touchscreen
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Re: IE Wins Malware-Blocking Tests

Off-topic, but if you use MVP HOSTS File for IE, there was an update today:

http://msmvps.com/blogs/hostsnews/archive/2011/07/23/1796617.aspx












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