Microsoft released its Internet Explorer 9 with a focus on online security and addressed most of the concerns and took utmost care in making the browser secure than any other browsers.
Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 had already proved as a safe, secure and and speedy browser, and now has a strong evidence with the NSS Labs reports that shows that SmartScreen feature in Internet Explorer continues to offer industry leading protection against socially engineered malware.
As per the report “Internet Explorer 9 blocks an exceptional 99% malware. 96% of the live threats were caught with SmartScreen URL reputation in IE9, and an additional 3.2% with Application Reputation.”
The graph below compares the test results from various browsers and shows that Internet Explorer blocks 5X more malware than competitive browsers.
The other reports looked at socially engineered malware targeted towards people living in Asia Pacific region and in Europe. As you can see below, in each region the results remained consistent – Internet Explorer 9 maintains a lead in protecting users from live threats.
You check out the entire web browser security report by NSS Labs by clicking here.