Now this is something new. According to NSSLabs, over 50% of malware infections occur via internet download. In the recent study they have tested 6 most popular web browsers to see how well they protect surfer against web based malware.
Effectiveness results (more is better)
Internet Explorer 8 (RC1) – 69%
Firefox 3.07 – 30%
Safari 3 – 24%
Chrome 1.0.154 – 16%
Opera 9.64 – 5%
Internet Explorer 7 – 4%
As you can see, Internet Explorer 8 RC1 managed to reach 69% block rate which clearly outperforms all other web browsers. Opera 9.64 and Internet Explorer 7 basically offered no protection against malware.
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