Test Shows IE10 Beats Chrome and Firefox at Blocking Malware Downloads

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Internet Explorer 10 users are far less likely to suffer malware infections while Web browsing compared to users of Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Opera, according to a recent independent study by NSS Labs.

In a month-long test pitting the latest versions of the browsers against 754 samples of malware, IE had a block rate of 99.96 percent, while Chrome came in a distant second at 83.16 percent. The remaining competitors fared poorly with success rates at around 10 percent for Safari and Firefox, and an abysmal block rate of 1.87 percent for Opera.

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http://www.infoworld.com/t/web-security/internet-explorer-10-beats-chrome-and-firefox-blocking-malware-downloads-218560
 

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If you must use IE then download the Microsoft EMET program 4.5, along with Microsoft.NET 4.0. This is interesting stuff.