(The Hosting News) – In a post on the company’s Internet Explorer official blog, Microsoft noted how Malware is an increasing problem for online users and stated that about 1 in every 14 downloads made online contains such. However, the company admitted that the statistic was only true for those using Internet Explorer.
The company stated, “User-downloaded malware is a huge problem and getting bigger” and showed how Malware makes its way onto users’ computers through downloads by displaying a graph showing the risks.
Microsoft initially posted the statistic to tout Internet Explorer 9’s ability to block malware attacks through its Application Reputation security feature.
The post also noted Application Reputation’s success rating, stating that 99% of users who received the malware warning didn’t end up opening the downloaded file and instead chose to delete it.
You can view the entire blog post here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ie/archive/2011/05/17/smartscreen-174-application-reputation-in-ie9.aspx