NSS Labs,an independent security research and testing organization, released two reports which show that SmartScreen continues to offer the industry leading protection against socially engineered malware. According to the global NSS report, IE9 caught an exceptional 96% of the live threats with SmartScreen URL reputation, and an additional 3.2% with Application Reputation.
The other reports looked at socially engineered malware targeted towards people living in the Asia Pacific region and in Europe. In each region the results remained consistent – Internet Explorer 9 maintains a lead in protecting users from live threats.
Internet Explorer 9 is designed with your security and privacy in mind. Innovative features such as SmartScreen and Application Reputation are examples of technologies that help protect you as you browse from an increasingly prevalent threat – socially engineered malware.