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    IE10 Blocks More Malware than Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Opera

    NSS Labs - 2013 Browser Security Comparative Analysis: Socially Engineered Malware
    Internet Explorer 10 had the highest malware block rate at 99.96%, followed by Chrome 25/26 at 83.16%. Safari 5 and Firefox 19 were a distant third and fourth, with 10.15% and 9.92% respectively. Opera offered virtually no malicious download protection, with a 1.87% score.
    TechWorld.com > Internet Explorer 10 blocks more malware than Chrome or Firefox, test finds
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    Well yeah but Chrome is like totally faster by like 47 milliseconds which over the life of the average user adds up to like 2 minutes of saved time on the internet which can be used to fend off all of the spam that comes to your gmail account.
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    It's an interesting study, but it's really only half done at best. IE 10 on Windows 8 is really a very specific case. Even NSS Labs states that Win7 and IE 9 might not perform as well. It would have been very useful had they tested a platform that's going to be seeing a lot more usage right now and for some time to come than the one they evaluated.

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    Here's a quick rundown of the last 5 years:

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    spywareDr, is that chart right? I was always considering FF to fight best, then chrome and IE at last. Am I being completely wrong? Then why users around the world appreciate FF & hating IE? Now, I'm really confused as it is a matter of malware. Can you tell me what should I use anymore?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ionamartin123 View Post
    spywareDr, is that chart right? I was always considering FF to fight best, then chrome and IE at last. Am I being completely wrong? Then why users around the world appreciate FF & hating IE? Now, I'm really confused as it is a matter of malware. Can you tell me what should I use anymore?
    Don't sweat it. This is just another example of some s##thook security company looking for a cheap headline to promote their business. It's no different from Matusek's crappy firewall tests. Take a special case, make sure the parameters of the test are skewed to produce the desired results, then exaggerate the significance, and POOF!, suddenly you're the worlds leading security company.

    If current versions of Internet Explorer were as effective at blocking "socially engineered" malware as some sources claim, I'd make a lot less money. All browsers are vulnerable. Buy Malwarebytes AntiMalware Pro, and run a good AV program. Stick with the browser of your choice.
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    You are entitled to your opinion.
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    Seems just a little strange that I have used FF exclusively for all my years on the net and
    I haven't got any infection from malware yet. I spend many hours a day on the net.
    Maybe some of these so called experts can explain that if its soooo susceptible to malware?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpywareDr View Post
    You are entitled to your opinion.
    I feel so liberated! Thank you!

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    Trust a chart from a company that's selling something or go with experience. I'll side with experience.

    I believe all browsers are useless at protecting the user base. Not because they're poorly designed but because they have to be overly flexible for the multitudes of features, layouts, and other functions that the general populace throws upon them. The best tool for surfing online is your brain, followed by a backup defense of a good anti-virus and anti-malware as SLGrieb said.

    By the way, the most vulnerable software, sites, and OS's tend to be the ones that are the most popular at the time. So the real weakness in any application is it being popular and accessible. Want to make a product safer from attack? Make a more popular one than it or renders it obsolete.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrit View Post
    Seems just a little strange that I have used FF exclusively for all my years on the net and
    I haven't got any infection from malware yet. I spend many hours a day on the net.
    Maybe some of these so called experts can explain that if its soooo susceptible to malware?
    Of course, an even better question is "If SmartScreen is so effective, why am I removing so much malware from Win7 computers running IE 9 & 10, and Win8 machines?" And, I'm not talking about obscure stuff; it is generally common nasties like MyWeb products, GameVance, Gaming Wonderland, TV Fanatic, Weather Blink, Babylon Toolbar, etc. as well as the odd Trojan Downloader or two. Golly, I'm guessing that just gets us back to s##thook security companies cherry picking results, huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by slgrieb View Post

    All browsers are vulnerable. Buy Malwarebytes AntiMalware Pro, and run a good AV program. Stick with the browser of your choice.
    You need a defense-in-depth strategy, one that combines layers of security technologies.

    The web browser is the primary vector by which malware is introduced to computers. Links in phishing emails, compromised web sites, and trojanized "free" software downloads all deliver malware via web browser downloads.

    The web browser is also the first line of defense against malware infection. Browsers must provide a strong layer of defense from malware, especially in mobile operations, rather than relying upon third-party anti-malware solutions and operating system protections.
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