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Windows 7: Study Tests Browsers Against Web-Based Malware

23 Mar 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
Study Tests Browsers Against Web-Based Malware

A study by NSS Labs of 6 major web browsers shows a large difference in their ability to block "socially engineered malware.

The study shows IE8 and it's new SmartScreen filter head and shoulders above all other browsers. "Socially engineered malware," as they put it, is arguably the most important form of malware these days. We've reported on it many times in the last year, with recent examples here , here and here . The basic idea is that the user is enticed into visiting a web site and downloading malware believing it to be something else. The study was funded by Microsoft but the methodology was designed and the tests executed by NSS Labs.
more: Security Watch

Full NSS Labs Report PDF here

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23 Mar 2009   #2

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64

Interesting. Thanks Aaron.
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23 Mar 2009   #3

Win7 Ultimate x64 on Desktop / Win7 Ultimate x86 on laptop / Win7 x86 Starter on Netbook

Great, that's much better than before. :)
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23 Mar 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)

thanks for the article...
those who want to view the whole nss report
the link is here [you should right click and save it to the desktop]

yes finally some says it...
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Malware Report
Apple Safari achieved a respectable 24% catch rate, However, test results indicate operational delays in distributing protection filters, leaving Safari users unprotected for long periods of time.
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23 Mar 2009   #5

Windows 7 Build 7077 x64

I'm seriously considering switching to IE8 as my main browser instead of chromium... there's lots of stuff I like, but it's so not minimalist... Lol. And using it more, it really isn't as slow as I thought at first. Perhaps MS wasn't lying about IE performing well in real-world browser situations.

Now if I could just find some way to make it smaller....
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