By Gregg Keizer, Computerworld

A recently released report claims that Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) is more than twice as effective at blocking malware sites than its nearest rival.

According to NSS Labs, which conducted the Microsoft-sponsored study, IE8 blocked 69% of the 492 malware-distributing Web sites [computerworld.com] that were included in the survey data. Mozilla’s Firefox, meanwhile, blocked only 30% of those same sites.

Categories: Malware