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Windows 7: IE8 whips rivals in blocking malware sites


18 Aug 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 
IE8 whips rivals in blocking malware sites

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Microsoft's browser lengthens lead over No. 2 Firefox, blocks 81 per cent of infected URLs
more: IE8 whips rivals in blocking malware sites - ie8, malware, security, web browsers - Computerworld


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18 Aug 2009   #2
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Windows7 Enterprise SP1 x64 (Technet)
 
 

I saw this today... go go go IE...
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18 Aug 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Microsoft says Microsoft is best - its news right

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IE8's skills at sniffing out malware sites improved by 17 per cent since March, said Rick Moy, president of NSS Labs, the firm that conducted the benchmarks. The testing was sponsored by Microsoft's security team."
I'm afraid that I am going to have to remain very skeptical about the results of this test. Seems rather self serving don't you think.

Just imagine, Microsoft says that IE8 is the best browser and you can believe it because they say so and you know they have your best interests at heart right.

Oh I am so surprised that no other browser even got above 27% vers. Microsofts 81%. Sounds fair and unbalanced to me.

I however use other products including browser addons and AV to handle this situation but if you want to trust and not run other products/AV thats your decision.

Frankly I find this posted story a little lite on reality and substance, but heh...we can trust Daddy Balmer ....right?....right?...well....
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18 Aug 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobtran View Post
I'm afraid that I am going to have to remain very skeptical about the results of this test. Seems rather self serving don't you think.

Just imagine, Microsoft says that IE8 is the best browser and you can believe it because they say so and you know they have your best interests at heart right.

Oh I am so surprised that no other browser even got above 27% vers. Microsofts 81%. Sounds fair and unbalanced to me.

I however use other products including browser addons and AV to handle this situation but if you want to trust and not run other products/AV thats your decision.

Frankly I find this posted story a little lite on reality and substance, but heh...we can trust Daddy Balmer ....right?....right?...well....
yeah..you do need to take it with a grain of salt since the test were sponsered by m$ (how independant were they really?)
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18 Aug 2009   #5

Windows 8 Pro 64 bit
 
 

i used to use firefox, but iv;e gone back to IE since now its seems to be faster and looks better.
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18 Aug 2009   #6

windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Personally i think FF3.5 is rubbish compared to how it used to be.
The ONLY reason i use it is for the real time spell checker.

Im sure FF users will dispute the test but with what proof? Just because it was done my MS? Thats not proof.
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18 Aug 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fliplip View Post
Personally i think FF3.5 is rubbish compared to how it used to be.
The ONLY reason i use it is for the real time spell checker.

Im sure FF users will dispute the test but with what proof? Just because it was done my MS? Thats not proof.
well, technically, m$ didn't run the test. They did however sponsor it so it makes me kind of dubious
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18 Aug 2009   #8

windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
well, technically, m$ didn't run the test. They did however sponsor it so it makes me kind of dubious
Yeah, i can understand that and im not saying we shouldn't believe the test was 100% fair.
But im sure someone will post that's its a lie or rubbish and its then i would like to see what proof THEY have.

Just having a bad day :-(
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18 Aug 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I've been pretty much using Firefox exclusively for years and have never really had a problem with malware or other things on my PC. I think a lot has to do with the types of sites that you visit and what you do (for my questionalble surfing...it usually happens from a virtual machine running Puppy Linux or some other small fast booting distro).

So, I'm still going to keep using firefox because I value the add-ons more than I do the % of malware sites Microsoft says it blocks...or doesn't.
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18 Aug 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

The fact of the matter is that most of the malware is aimed at defeating IE security therefore it has to be a more secure browswer than the other ones. I like IE the best anyway.
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