Socially engineered malware threats’re on the rise and’re heavily impacting the way people use the Internet - making it a consumer and industry issue. NSS Labs report shows that Internet Explorer 8 is the #1 browser in malware protection and also the #1 browser in phishing protection. The independent test results showed that Internet Explorer 8 blocks 3 times more malware threats than Firefox 3 and 10 times more malware threats than Google Chrome 2. IE blog reports that “IE8’s SmartScreen Filter has delivered more than 70 million blocks in the first four months since IE8’s official release, for a cumulative total of 80 million blocks.” “If you’re not running IE8’s SmartScreen Filter, Just click Safety button and examining the SmartScreen Filter submenu. If a “Turn on SmartScreen Filter” item’s present, click it to enable protection. Since the release of Phishing Filter in IE7; IE7 and 8 have blocked over 125 million phishing attacks.
More info: IE blog