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Ie or chrome more secure

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    Ie or chrome more secure


    Which is the safest to use?

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    Chrome or Firefox would be more suitable to choose from... Personally, I use Firefox.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tec View Post
    Which is the safest to use?
    Consider this

    Which Browser is Best? Chrome vs. Firefox vs. Internet Explorer | PCMag.com
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    Way back (I.E. 8), IE was screwed on my system. I had Firefox installed, switched and never looked back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odos270 View Post
    Way back (I.E. 8), IE was screwed on my system. I had Firefox installed, switched and never looked back.
    There is a big difference IE8 (way, way back then)and IE11 (current). IE11 has improved considerably on its stability and security.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Odos270 View Post
    Way back (I.E. 8), IE was screwed on my system. I had Firefox installed, switched and never looked back.
    There is a big difference IE8 (way, way back then)and IE11 (current). IE11 has improved considerably on its stability and security.
    Absolutely. In fact, since IE10, it is the most secure of all browsers. Check out this article. It's a little old because it's talking about IE10, but IE11 is even better:

    Windows 8's Internet Explorer 10 Reigns Supreme in Browser Safety Test


    So to answer the initial question about which browser is safest to use, here's a quote from the article:

    Lopsided Results
    Internet Explorer 10 protected the test systems against 99.1 percent of the malicious URLs thrown at it by the researchers. It blocked almost 90 percent of the URLs before the malware download even began. The Application Reputation component handled the rest by flagging the downloaded file as dangerous.


    Chrome has earned low scores in earlier editions of this testóbetter than Opera and Safari, but still poor. This time around it achieved 70.4 percent protection, which is a big improvement. Just 4.5 percent of the detection occurred at the URL level via the Safe Browsing API. Chrome flagged the remainder as malicious after the download.
    As for Opera and Safari, the only protection they offer against malicious downloads comes through the Safe Browsing API, so they both scored barely over 4 percent protection.

    Recommendations
    Not surprisingly, NSS Labs recommends choosing a browser that's effective at blocking malware downloads. Those who just can't bear to use Internet Explorer should make sure to use "antivirus suites with robust web reputation technologies." The full report, available on the NSS Labs website, offers an extremely detailed look at the test methodology.

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    IE is good for downloading a REAL browser like Chrome
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