IE9 Tops On Malware Blocking Test

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I might have to go back to Internet Explorer.

An independent NSS group, ran a test on malware protection among the five most popular browsers, a competition that Internet Explorer 9 won simply because Microsoft put action into its words and employed SmartScreen Technology in IE9. SmartScreen, helps protect users from socially engineered malware attacks by stopping them before they have a chance to infect your PC.

Windows IE 9 – IE9 caught an exceptional 92% of the live threats
Windows IE 8 – caught 90% of the live threats
Apple Safari 5 – caught 13% of the live threats
Google Chrome 10 – caught 13% of the live threats
Mozilla Firefox 4 – caught 13% of the live threats
Opera 11 – caught 5% of the live threats
IE9 Tops On Malware Blocking Test | Apple Safari 5 | Google Chrome 10 |
 

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Is that an endorsement and are you getting paid to do so? :razz:
 

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Yeah...but what would Firefox be with AdBlock, NoScript and Ghostery running?
I'm going to go ahead and say probably better than 90%.
IE9 is also new, it will be a more telling test 6 months from now.
 
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Yeah...but what would Firefox be with AdBlock, NoScript and Ghostery running?
I'm going to go ahead and say probably better than 90%.
IE9 is also new, it will be a more telling test 6 months from now.
Unfortunately I just assumed the common add ons were used but since it didn't stipulate in the article I left a comment in the form of a question. Hopefully I'll get an answer.
Thanks, I hadn't thought of that.

I run AdBlock, Ghostery, WOT and Better Privacy, I found NoScript to be a tedious pain in the ass to use and unnecessary with what add ons I run.
 
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Yeah...but what would Firefox be with AdBlock, NoScript and Ghostery running?
I'm going to go ahead and say probably better than 90%.
IE9 is also new, it will be a more telling test 6 months from now.
Unfortunately I just assumed the common add ons were used but since it didn't stipulate in the article I left a comment in the form of a question. Hopefully I'll get an answer.
Thanks, I hadn't thought of that.

I run AdBlock, Ghostery, WOT and Better Privacy, I found NoScript to be a tedious pain in the ass to use and unnecessary with what add ons I run.
yeah..I admit I turned NoScript off after about 2-3 days myself.
Better Privacy eh...thanks...I'll give it a try.
 
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Yeah...but what would Firefox be with AdBlock, NoScript and Ghostery running?
I'm going to go ahead and say probably better than 90%.
IE9 is also new, it will be a more telling test 6 months from now.
Unfortunately I just assumed the common add ons were used but since it didn't stipulate in the article I left a comment in the form of a question. Hopefully I'll get an answer.
Thanks, I hadn't thought of that.

I run AdBlock, Ghostery, WOT and Better Privacy, I found NoScript to be a tedious pain in the ass to use and unnecessary with what add ons I run.
yeah..I admit I turned NoScript off after about 2-3 days myself.
Better Privacy eh...thanks...I'll give it a try.
BTW I found an addendum to your sig line:
What I don't know would fill a warehouse, what I do know would fill an outhouse. :lol:
(BTW that's not aimed at you, I just thought it was funny and your sig line reminded me of it.)
 
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iamwhatiseem said:
yeah..I admit I turned NoScript off after about 2-3 days myself.
Better Privacy eh...thanks...I'll give it a try.
Its actually MUCH SAFER to have scripts DISABLED as much as possible!
 
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iamwhatiseem said:
yeah..I admit I turned NoScript off after about 2-3 days myself.
Better Privacy eh...thanks...I'll give it a try.
Its actually MUCH SAFER to have scripts DISABLED as much as possible!
You must be a VERY patient person....... :cool:
 

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I can be but @ other times im not! (Many call me RELENTLESS)
 

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