Microsoft continues to beat the drum of Internet Explorer 8’s 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.