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Windows 7: IE8 Blocked 275 Million Pieces of Malware

02 Dec 2009   #1
neoasr

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit OEM 6.1 Build7600
 
 
IE8 Blocked 275 Million Pieces of Malware

IE8 Blocked 275 Million Pieces of Malware

Since it was introduced



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Microsoft continues to beat the drum of Internet Explorer 8s superiority in terms of security compared to rival browser. The Redmond company has used the Black Friday and Cyber Monday days, and the boost in online shopping associated with the two post-Thanksgiving dates, to stress the importance of running a secure browser for end users that do their shopping online. According to statistics made available by the software giant, IE8 managed to block in excess of 275 million pieces of malware since the browser was introduced.

To date, Internet Explorer 8 has delivered over 275 Million malware blocks. And as of September, Internet Explorer 8 is blocking 1 in every 200 downloads that appear as malicious. Internet Explorer 8 also helps protect your privacy with InPrivate Browsing, explained Brandon LeBlanc, Windows Communications manager on the Windows Client Communications Team.


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IE8 Blocked 275 Million Pieces of Malware - Since it was introduced - Softpedia


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02 Dec 2009   #2
Boris

W7 64b - Leopard 10.6.2 - Ubuntu 10.10 (MBP Snow Leopard 10.6.3)
 
 

Too bad it did not block IE8
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02 Dec 2009   #3
dave1812

Win7
 
 

No matter, I'll keep using FF, thank you very much.
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02 Dec 2009   #4
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Lets see that means that it let about 50 billion, billion pieces of malware through.
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02 Dec 2009   #5
ZeshanA

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Lets see that means that it let about 50 billion, billion pieces of malware through.
Probably more.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boris View Post
To bad it did not block IE8
I did get a warning about "Possible Malware"

ZeshanA
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03 Dec 2009   #6
wee

XP/W7/Lucid/Arch
 
 

IE8 gets you the latest adware cookies though. FF is a much better and safer browser.
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03 Dec 2009   #7
ZeshanA

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wee View Post
IE8 gets you the latest adware cookies though. FF is a much better and safer browser.
I went all out and use Google Chrome, one of the fastest and most secure browsers ever made. Whoever thought of individual processes for each tab/plug-in is a GENIUS!!!

ZeshanA
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03 Dec 2009   #8
MattRainier

7 Ultimate x64, Vista Ultimate x64, 7 Pro x64, XP Pro x86, Linux Mint Nadia Cinnamon
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wee View Post
IE8 gets you the latest adware cookies though. FF is a much better and safer browser.
Couldn't agree more.
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04 Dec 2009   #9
wee

XP/W7/Lucid/Arch
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ZeshanA View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wee View Post
IE8 gets you the latest adware cookies though. FF is a much better and safer browser.
I went all out and use Google Chrome, one of the fastest and most secure browsers ever made. Whoever thought of individual processes for each tab/plug-in is a GENIUS!!!

ZeshanA
Fast but far from the most secure.

I would also add that I would never use IE8 or MS software to do on line shopping the browser and software is virus/malware central if you want to due safe online shopping use a open source that has no know malware on the web.
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05 Dec 2009   #10
andyparks

windows 7 home prem 64 bit
 
 

it cant be that good its let malware through to cause the black screen
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