Or so it seems.
NSS Labs tested 5 most popular web browsers to find out, which one of them offer the best protection against malware.
Tested web browsers
Google Chrome 6.0.472.63
Windows Internet Explorer 8 (build 8.0.7600.16385)
Windows Internet Explorer 9 pre-BETA (build 9.0.7930.16402)
Mozilla Firefox 3.6.10
Opera 10.62 (build 3500)
Safari 5.0.1 (7533.17.8)
Judging from the graph above, Internet Explorer 99% did a pretty good job, blocking nearly 99% of all malware, followed by IE8 and Firefox 3.6. On the other hand, Chrome 6 and Opera 10 had one of the worst results.
As for the average block time, Safari 5 was way below everyone else (10 x times slower than IE) and was followed by Google Chrome 6, which not only blocked just a minority of all the malware but also took a while to do so.
So here you have it, IE is yet again #1 in the NSS Research. Must be a day of coincidences.
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Vygantas is a former web designer whose projects are used by companies such as AMD, NVIDIA and departed Westood Studios. Being passionate about software, Vygantas began his journalism career back in 2007 when he founded FavBrowser.com. Having said that, he is also an adrenaline junkie who enjoys good books, fitness activities and Forex trading.