NSS Labs has named the safest Internet Explorer browser

Posted: October 2, 2012 in IT Security News
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internet explorer logoAccording to a study web-browser from Microsoft three times surpassed its nearest rival Google Chrome.

The company NSS Labs has tested the popular web-browsers. It was found that the most secure browser was named Internet Explorer, which is being developed by Microsoft.

The experts found that IE better protect users from malware than other browsers. According to a study by research firm NSS Labs, web-browser IE three times surpassed its nearest rival Google Chrome.

In the study, experts NSS Labs conducted two series of tests. In the first series of experts determined the level of ability of browsers to block web-links to pages with malicious software. The second series was aimed at clarifying the ability of web-browsers to deal with phishing sites that are detrimental to advertisers.

The researchers tested the Internet Explorer 9, Google Chrome version 15 and 19, Apple Safari 5 and Mozilla Firefox versions from 7 to 13. According to a study by research firm NSS Labs, Internet Explorer 9 is the safest browser against malware.

Internet Explorer 9 blocked 94% of malicious links, Chrome – 27,6%, and Safari and Firefox – less than 6% each. In the second phase, namely, test counter fraudulent marketing mechanisms, the gap between the browser from Microsoft and other web-browsers proved even more: IE9 blocked the activity of 96.6%, Chrome – 1,6%, while Safari and Firefox – less than 1% .

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