Microsoft’s latest iteration of Internet Explorer comes with enhanced security features compared to its predecessor, helping users stay secure while browsing. In both Windows Vista and Windows 7, Internet Explorer 8 is designed to run by default with low privileges, in the context in which User Account Control is enabled. In addition, IE8 features the SmartScreen, a feature designed to protect end users from phishing attacks. According to the Redmond company. IE8’s SmartScreen is currently blocking in excess of 2 million malicious websites per day.