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Microsoft Data Suggests 1 Out of Every 14 Downloads is Malware

Microsoft program manager, Jeb Haber, reports in a blog post that from browser data collected on user downloads, 1 out of every 14 programs downloaded is later confirmed as malware. Haber says: “Consumers need information to make better decisions. That said, IE9 adds another layer of defense against socially engineered attacks that now looks at the application being downloaded—this is in addition to the URL-based protection described above. This new layer of protection is called SmartScreen Application Reputation.”

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