Microsoft’s browser thoroughly outclassed all of its competitors in NSS Labs’ tests
Internet Explorer is better at defending against drive-by downloads than competitors’ browsers and the contest isn’t even close, according to a worldwide test of browsers by security research firm NSS Labs.
Internet Explorer scored a 99.2 percent protection score in the firm’s most recent test of socially engineered malware distribution, with Google Chrome coming in a distant second with 13.2 percent.
Trailing behind it were Safari and Firefox tying with 7.6 percent each, and Opera pulling up last with 6.1 percent.
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