IE 10 Wins Over Chrome, Firefox, Blocking and Safari Web Malware

Sara Cunningham May 16, 2013 0


Internet Explorer 10 or IE 10 presents better shield against the malware, which are hosted on the websites than Safari, Chrome, Opera and Firefox, according to this latest browser security study.

The Real Figures of Protection

At 99.96 percent,the IE10’s malware has blocked the rate which is outperforming the Chrome’s versions of 25 and 26, with a block rate of 83.16 percent, this is according to a study by the NSS Labs, the analyst firm. The disparity between the 2 browsers was a minor when compared to their leading rivals. The Safari 5 has blocked 10.15 percent among malware, while the Firefox 19 blocked at least 9.92 percent, and the Opera has blocked only 12 or 1.87 percent according to the study. The company has tested each skill in blocking the malware from a 754 URLs, which were found to be an active and malicious URL. The company has said that it will be removed false positives and adware and the URLs will be tested against each browser every 6 hours between March 13 and April 9 this year.

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The Details


According to the NSS, both the Chrome and IE10 offered better defenses due to the additional file blockers Google and Microsoft employed in their particular browsers. Firefox and Safari rely on the Safe Browsing API of Google which provides URL filtering. But, the Chrome hires a newer version of the API, which is an additional reputation checker and a malware blocker file-based called Download Protection. These are not used in Firefox and Safari, according to the NSS. Additional file blockers of the Chrome are caught up to 73 percent of the malware while the reputation system of the URL in common with Firefox and Safari has blocked around 10 percent, it found.

Microsoft hires its own reputation-based system in IE9 and IE10 called the Application Reputation, which settles on whether an application is recognized or reputable enough to be dependable, and the SmartScreen which provides significant URL filtering. The application Reputation has picked up to 17% of the malware, while the URL filter has picked up to 83 percent, this is according to the NSS labs.

According to Randy Abrams, a research director of NSS labs stated that both the download protection of Google and the App Rep of Microsoft permit users to overrule the browser protecting, Google relies on less dependable protection system nearly 4X as often as does the Microsoft.

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