Internet Explorer 9’s New Malware Blocking Features Leave Competition in the Dust

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axiomatic

Sorry MS. I tried actually.

I spent more time going in/out of compatibility view just to get some of the sites to render well enough to use the site.

Compatibility view is the problem actually not the resolution. Giving users a way to use the non-industry compliant code in certain sites enables those sites needing compatibility mode to not have to change. Basically compatibility mode fixed nothing, it only gives the site owner a longer time until they are FORCED to become HTML standards compliant.

It's all or nothing... ok?

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D00dlavy

Though I'm happily using IE 9, I must say I agree with your post.

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Blues22475

I honestly don't believe this at all. I have no qualms about going back to IE9, but I have seen several other issues arise because of it. Some sites still don't work properly with it (if at all). I assume this is not an MS problem, but a problem with the website itself. Since it's being put on automatic updates and users who aren't tech savvy just download it, I have to roll back to I.E. 8 because particular set of websites will not load or work properly.

"I think this is probably the most logical explanation. I'm sure that right now the new incarnation of IE is probably pretty secure, but I also think that will rapidly decay with time.
Not to mention Firefox (I can't speak for the others since I don't use them) has the option to add extensions like Adblock and NoScript as well, which means to run malicious scripts you have to more or less manually do it. Couple that with some common sense and I'd say you're golden.
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I agree with this wholeheartedly.I don't even have No-script and just Adblock Plus and it's been smooth sailing for as long as I can remember.

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big_montana

"Some sites still don't work properly with it (if at all). I assume this is not an MS problem, but a problem with the website itself."

Yes and no, as IE 9 finally is a fully web standards compliant browser. Prior to this, MS adhered to their own standards, and this is why web sites did not render properly in alternative browsers, as they were designd to MS standards

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LatiosXT

I like how people here are all "but this is without adblock/NoScript" installed. This isn't a test of the potential malicious site blocking capabilities with 3rd party software. This is a test of how good each company can make their browser right out of the box. 

Otherwise I could claim with Norton Security Suite or NOD32 and a decent hardware firewall, Windows is more secure than Linux or Mac OS X, not running any network security software.

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scoop6274

run firefox in linux. no add ons needed. don't get me wrong I like and use windows, but when security is a factor I switch to linux.

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Holly Golightly

Wow, that just changed my view on Internet Explorer. I always thought Mozilla was the most sercure and most reliable out there. I have been using FireFox5 for some time already... How did that fair out in the competition? Anyhow, since I have been using Mozilla for years, it will take some time if I am to ever convert back to Internet Explorer, which was a mess back then when I used to use it back in my good 'ol Windows XP days. Still, I want to see an AdBlock program for Internet Explorer. I hate ads... Period! Chrome seems like a nice option... But it is not better in my opinion. I don't know...

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Slugbait

To block ads in IE, you have a couple of options. First up is your HOSTS file, but that can sometimes lead to undesired results, and you have to manually maintain it (personally, I've been utilizing it for well over 10 years). The next is PeerBlock, which I believe can also block ads, and it auto-downloads a new list (if available) each time you launch it. Of course, both options work for all browsers.

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Holly Golightly

Wow, this thing is damn secure! I really love PeerBlock. It does not block ads from adultswim, but it is secure that I can cut off ALL http, which is what I want for my games and programs! Thank you a billion!

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Holly Golightly

Double on the double!

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Slugbait

In that case, just add adultswim to your HOSTS file, and you're golden.

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Holly Golightly

Thank you so much! :)

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illusionslayer

And how many of the 'malicious' sites blocked are IE dependent?

Exploits that work in IE9 don't always work with other browsers and therfore don't need to be blocked.

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Kinetic

I think this is probably the most logical explanation. I'm sure that right now the new incarnation of IE is probably pretty secure, but I also think that will rapidly decay with time.
Not to mention Firefox (I can't speak for the others since I don't use them) has the option to add extensions like Adblock and NoScript as well, which means to run malicious scripts you have to more or less manually do it. Couple that with some common sense and I'd say you're golden.

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livebriand

It's too bad that many of my family members still have XP, which doesn't have IE9.

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Brock Kane

Twice I've tried IE 9, and twice I removed it. Each time I've used IE9 it locks up my computer. Also, seems when I do restart the browser. It does not connect to my sites. I have to restart my computer, so that IE9 starts working and connects to my sites.

So, I'll stick with 8 until they work the bugs out!

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D00dlavy

Yeah, PC skills = noob, bro.

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rseding91

That's not IE9 breaking, your computer is having other problems..

If I where you I would look into reformatting it and or testing hardware. I've installed IE9 now on 11 different computers without a single problem.

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publicimage

There's a 16 page pdf on the NSS Labs site that explains the methodology. But why read that. I call bull too.

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big_montana

I call bull on this as well. My firm uses IE 8 and I spend most of my day removing malware/spyware infections’ that come through IE

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sladeofdark

this is total BS.. IE9 is behind schedule as usual, Crhome and Firefox do that low because they were most certainly tested without Ad Block installed. Ad Adblock to the equation and they will to 95% or better im sure.

 

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Recidivist

Add NoScript to that, too.

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