Internet Explorer 9 gets more secure with Tracking Protection feature

Microsoft sure has gone all out and geared itself up, to address the security concerns of netizens, while creating the new age browser – Internet Explorer 9. Not only is it safe and secure, it also gives you a beautiful and speedy browsing experience.

In a previous post, NSS lab research released a study, which reported that Internet Explorer is the industry leader in protecting users against malware with Internet Explorer 9 blocking an outstanding 99% and Internet Explorer 8 blocking 90% of it; it has blocked over 1.2 billion malware and phishing attacks through its SmartScreen filter that detects and blocks websites that distribute socially engineered malware and phishing attacks.

In keeping with its focus on innovation with IE9, Microsoft recently announced a new functionality called Tracking Protection.

Tracking Protection advances and demonstrates ‘Privacy by Design’ and provides consumers with more choices to control information about their online activities. It essentially helps you to filter out content in a page that you think may impact your privacy. Also, you can filter out content from any website by using Tracking Protection Lists which are almost like ‘do not call’ lists!

By adding this Tracking Protection List, IE9 prevents your information from being sent out by limiting data requests to the websites in the list and from now on, anyone using IE9 can create a Tracking Protection List to gain control over the information shared outside.

Visit: IEBlog for more details.


4 responses to this post.

  1. Internet Explorer 9 gets more secure with Tracking Protection ……

    Here at World Spinner we are debating the same thing……


  2. […] New features in Internet Explorer 9 include performance enhancements, an all-new lightweight design featuring a new downloads manager and tab page, and amongst other things basic CSS3 support and better security features. […]


  3. […] to include UI tweaks and minor changes to some functions in Internet Explorer. Microsoft will also introduce a new Tracking protection feature in Internet Explorer 9 RC that will allow consumers to address their concerns about being tracked […]


  4. […] new version of Internet Explorer includes several new features (SmartScreen Filter, Tracking Protection, New JavaScript engine, codenamed Chakra) and takes advantage of the power of modern Windows PC […]


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