Yesterday, The Next Web published an article called Tests show that Internet Explorer is the safest browser against malware – Wait, what?.
In it, TNW author Alex Wilhelm , shows how Micro$lop (M$) is touting a 99% effectiveness rating on their Internet Explorer 9 and a 90% effectiveness on their Internet Explorer 8 in blocking malware.
Are you kidding me?
The only time I have ever seen malware issues is when using Micro$lop’s Internet Explorer (IE). Check out my Dependability, Reliability and Stability? Not with Micro$lop article. In it, I talk a little about my Micro$lop malware experience. While it is true I didn’t go into a lot of detail about the specific issue, you do know I left the clutches of Micro$lop, for good.
Dependability, reliability and stability are just not something provided by anything with Micro$lop’s name on it.
The criminal organization known as Micro$lop, never quits trying to confuse the public, though.
Micro$lop’s latest claims are based on their own “internal” data. They always are!
Micro$lop has not and will not speak about any kind of independent studies performed on their products, because independent studies never favor anything from their company. Time and time again, independent studies highlight just how bad Micro$lop’s products are.
So, the only way Micro$lop can show any type of study, favoring them, is to perform the study, in-house, using their own data.
Sure, that sounds viable. NOT!
QUESTION: Why do people continue to buy Micro$lop products?
ANSWER: Micro$lop confuses them with the billions of dollars in marketing.
Even now, these results are circulating the globe. People are reading this thinking maybe Micro$lop’s Internet Explorer isn’t so bad.
ALERT: THIS TEST RELEASE BY M$ IS ALL A BIG SCAM!
Micro$lop ran tests using their most up to date browsers and comparing it with out of date competition.
Let me show you
- Windows Internet Explorer 9 pre-BETA (9.0.7930.16402)
- Windows Internet Explorer 8 (build 8.0.7600.16385)
- Google Chrome v6.0.472.63
- Mozilla Firefox v3.6.10
- Opera v10.62 (build 3500)
- Safari v5.0.1 (7533.17.8)
IE 9 was in pre-BETA and they didn’t test it against Chrome 9, also getting ready to be released. The standard version of Chrome being used today is Chome 8. I’m writing this piece on Google Chrome 8.0.552.224 yet none of this version was included in the test.
I also have Mozilla Firefox 3.6.13 installed and Firefox 4 is in BETA.
Opera 10.63 is out and Opera 11 is in BETA.
Apple’s Safari 5.0.3 is the most current version. Also, when talking about Safari, you have to take something else into consideration. Safari was built for OS X and iOS platforms. Safari, when used with the OS X or iOS platforms, has almost zero malware and virus issues. Let me see. Did Micro$lop use that in one of their studies?
You can see Micro$lop intentionally used old, outdated software to try and pad their own statistics. I know there would be some laps in versions during the testing period. However, Micro$lop still failed to use any impending BETA release of other web browsers in their testing. Gee, I wonder why?
Rather than mindlessly, continuing to buy Micro$lop products, people should adamantly refuse to buy them. Buy Apple, Google or other Linux products instead. You will have less problems! Don’t tell me you can’t learn to do it. I have elderly, retired clients who switched to Apple just this year and they have had almost no issues.
In the end, Micro$lop is little more than a billion dollar marketing company, promoting poorly developed software.