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Microsoft: IE8 barred 1 billion malware downloads

Antimalware efforts might be paying off, as Microsoft reports that the browser's SmartScreen Filter has stopped 1 billion malware downloads since its launch.

By Jul. 23, 2010

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Meet Microsoft's new anime IE 'it' girl, Inori Aizawa

The new anime personification of Internet Explorer is a sassy girl who fights robots, dresses like a sexy otaku girl, and pets her cat while surfing the Net.

By Nov. 7, 2013

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Leak confirms WebGL, SPDY for IE11

On the eve of Microsoft Build 2013, leaked details on Windows 8.1's Internet Explorer 11 confirm that the browser will support next-gen Web technology, including Google's SPDY protocol.

By Jun. 25, 2013

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Windows Phone 8 OS opens up to multicore processors, NFC

Microsoft's young smartphone operating system promises to grow up with Windows Phone 8.

By Jun. 20, 2012

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Microsoft bombs another security test

AV-Test.org's latest security-suite efficacy test fails Microsoft Security Essentials -- for the second time in a row. This time, though, it's not alone.

By Jan. 16, 2013

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Microsoft clears some fog over its new ecosystem

With today's announcement of Windows Phone 8, Microsoft shows off what the future of Windows will be. Still clouded in mystery is whether people will actually want it, so vote in our poll here and let us know what you think.

By Jun. 20, 2012

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How to make Windows 8 look like Windows 7

We reveal how to water down or ignore some of Windows 8's more controversial features and restore functionality you thought had vanished.

By Oct. 27, 2012

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Microsoft page says IE more secure than rival browsers

A new Microsoft page that tests browser security has not surprisingly dubbed IE9 as the most secure browser, with rivals Firefox and Google Chrome not scoring as well.

By Oct. 12, 2011

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Browser security features compared

The newest versions of Internet Explorer, Firefox, and other browsers all protect against phishing and malware attacks, and most also let you browse anonymously, though they implement these features in very different ways.

By Nov. 20, 2009

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Can any browser be considered 'safe'?

A recent NSS Labs report on browser security rates Internet Explorer versions 8 and 9 head-and-shoulders above Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Opera for blocking socially engineered malware, but these results may be misleading.

By Aug. 19, 2011