Internet Explorer 9 most secure browser according to NSS Labs

According to an independent security research and testing organization, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 9 leads the web browser industry in protecting users against malware. Microsoft’s latest version of their web browser builds on the security features and contains a robust set of built-in security and privacy technologies.

NSS Labs reported that IE9 caught an exceptional 99% of live threats, of which 95% were blocked with its SmartScreen URL Reputation, and an additional 4.8% with Application Reputation. What really makes it stand out is that other browsers are left way behind when it comes to security against malwares.


[Source: NSS Labs, August 2011 ““ Socially Engineered Malware Protection Comparative Test Results, Asia-Pacific]

In addition to this, the report also states, “œIE9 with SmartScreen offers the best protection of any browser against social engineered malware.”

IE9 provides the first Download Manager with integrated SmartScreen malware protection and introduces SmartScreen download reputation. SmartScreen download reputation is a groundbreaking browser feature that uses reputation data to remove unnecessary warnings for well-known files, and show more severe warnings when the download has a higher risk of being malicious. Users today are often conditioned to ignore generic warnings that are shown for every download. Other browsers show the same warning whether a file is an extremely common program or a piece of malware created literally minutes ago. IE9 is the only browser that uses download reputation to help users make safety decisions.

“œUsers are always looking for a browser that will let them explore the Web without worrying about unnecessary nuisances and Microsoft provides them with a tool that gives them just that,” said Mae Moreno, Windows Client Product Manager, Microsoft Philippines. “œWith Internet Explorer 9, users are not only equipped with a browser that will allow them to unlock the beauty of the Web, but also give them an experience that is rich, fast and secure.”

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  • kaya cguro medyo mabagal parin IE9 (pero way faster than IE8 or 7) compared to Chrome, kasi super duper secure. 😀

  • mary

    I wonder how they rate the download reputation… does it require tracking other users’ data and consolidating it for the use of the public?

  • eL

    i’m using it now since its beta released.
    sticking to it ^^