Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Microsoft: One In 14 Downloads Is Malicious

Microsoft on Tuesday stated that 1 in every 14 downloads is malicious. Makes you want to be a little more careful on what sites you visit and what you download. They also stated  Within the last two years, IE's SmartScreen has blocked more than 1.5 billion Web and download attacks, according to Jeb Haber, program manager lead for SmartScreen. I mostly use Firefox, but with this statistic I may think about using IE more. To read more on this story click here.

To learn more about Internet Explorer (IE)'s SmartScreen filter and how it can help you, click here.


  1. Do you have to install SmartScreen or is that just part of IE?

  2. It is built in to IE. It is on by default unless you turn it off.